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For APRIL, 1800. 


Jooroai of the Royal Chase - 
Renewal of the Operas at Paris 
Roman Fibers, or Flute-Players 
Masquerade at Hamburgh 

at Ranelagh • - 




A Sublime Entertainment 

Description of late Tippo Saib's Musical 

Tiger •-.,•--- ibid 
Review of the Anatomy of the Hopse 9 
The Three Thieves ; or, Hamet and 

Bernard --------10 

Treatise on Horses ------ 12 

Betsey Bright-eye to the Editor, in 

support of low Carriages - - • * 16 
Ludicrous Account of Bullock- hunting ibid. 
Matrimonial Sporting ----- 17 
Account of Races at Bombay - - 20 
Sporting Advertisement - - - - 21 
Vtw Mode of managing Dove-Cots - 22 
Ancient Combats in Tothilfields - - 24 
VaturaliKing Salt- Water Fish - - ibid. 

Ancient Manner of Hunting in the 

Highlands of Scotland - '- - • ' 25 
The Diary of 9 celebrated Police 

Officer 26 

Burlrsque upon Private Routs • • • ' 27 

The Wild Huntsman z9 

April Fooling Extraordinary - - • 30 
Pike-Fishing -------32 

Moveable Orchestra of Hunting Music 33 

Speeches of Mr. Windham,. Sir W. 

Pulteney, Mr. Canning, Mr. She* 

ridan, &c. &c. at full length, in the 

Debate in the House of Commons, 

on the ^111 to prevent Bull-baiting 

Sporting Intelligence - •' - - - 

Feast of Wit ------- 

Meynells Hunt-— a remarkable Day's 

Sport in Leicestershire - . • - 45 
The Apparition ------ 52 

Racing Calendar .-••-.- 1.4 


[Embellished with a beautiful Engraving of PLAY OR PAY, from t Paint- 
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trical Communications, to make room for its immediate insertion. 


J. B.'s Communications^fram Liwss, areutid^r consideration.- His packet 
being double, was charged One Shilling and Eightpence— ra considerable 
drawback upon the value of anyscommunication not imntediately rdative 
to Sporting ; and especially, when its original, &c. is doubtful. 

The Cr^ntlemei^ who l^ave sent us'sonte pretty Rhvmks from Rugby, are 
infbftoed, that Love-Lorn tHtties, and other thing*, ift which " pure dc* 
jBcrjption hpldj tjie place of sense," do not suit our plan^ In reply tp 
their Mottos, seleet«d from Horace, and wi^h a wish to prevjfint their lost 
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A beautiful EngrtYing, by Scott, firom a 
-Painting of Sartorius. 

HAVING perused our former 
Numbers, we do not find that 
the pedigree of this Horse has been 
given; consequently, we solicit 
isome of our friends to furnish us 
with the Pedigree and Performances 
of Play or Pay. 


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CONFIDENT we are, our 
resuiers will feel nO small con- 
cern at the unlucky termination of 
one of the best chases with the 
stag hounds we ever had an oppor- 
tunity to recite. On Tuesday the 
25th of March, one of the best run- 
ning deer was turned out before his 
, Majesty, and a .very numerous 
field, at Farnham Common, two 
miles from Salt Hill ; when, going 
off in the highest stile imaginable, 
and the scent laying exceedingly 
well, the slow horses soon began to 
fail incredibly, and the greater part 
of the originals were in one hour 
scattered and distributed in differ- 
ent parts of the country through 
which they liad passed. Having 
gone a-head, witliout turning to 
right or left, he passed by Beacons- 
field, and on to Atoersham, throi^h 
Mr. Drake's Parkj and parsing 
near Wycoml^e, topped the tower- 
ing flinty hilis and intervening vales 
of Bucks, in a direct line for Ayles- 
bury ; when being obstructed Jrom 
his intended course, he turned ob- 
liquely to the right, and continued 
ttii allernate woods a^d glades 

some miles fion> Wycombe; when^- 

having beaten the hounds very eon* 
siderably, (and thought jto be at least 
three quarters of aM hour beft>ce 
them) the scent beeame suddenljT 
ixesh, and they continued to ruiiy- 
breast high, for near two milss^ 
when coming up to the* fence of a 
beechen wood, ^ey topped it at 
full ciy, and the paqk came sud** ' 
denly upon the carcase lying in a 
stream of «blood fresh issuing froiii 
a wound in the neck, wl^ere a baU 
had evidently entered at one side, 
and passed out at the other. In 
this mortifying-dilemma things wes^ 
when kis Majesty came, and a|i 
remained in the same state, till two 
officers, who had been taki^ig a 
morning ride Wycombe,, atid 
accidentally came up, were enabled 
to afford a little elucidation to the 
subject, by explaiiung to his Ma- 
jesty, tliat about half an hottr- be- 
fore, when ridiqg along the road 
half a mile, or more, l>elow the 
part of tlie' steep hill upon which 
they ihen stood, they had heard tlie 
report of a gun exadly in the spot 
where th& dead carcase then lay; 
that they then looked toward it,.' 
and observed the ^moak from the 
gun, and from wluch spot they saw 
two men in their shire sleeves (with 
a dog) running away. From which 
circumstance, it is supposed, the 
deer having so far beaten his pur- 
suers, as to l^ave them so long 
unheard behind, had induced him 
. to lay down by the side of the co* 
vert, where he commanded a view 
of the country he had passed ; and 
being seen so to do by the aggres^ 
sors (Who were wood-cutters j they 

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Royal Chase. 

li«d gone to their oottag^, and af^er 
providing 'themselves with the in- 
^ stnunents of death, had shot him as 
he lay, he having been trsleked by 
the blood for thirty or forty yards to 
the fence he leaped before he fell. 
Proper enquiries were made to dis- 
tover the offenders. 

This chase was four hoiirs, and 
bne'of tlic' severest (tncludihg flinty 
hill& and stony woods) ever known. 
• Several dangerous falls were expe- 
rienced without injury. A gentle- 
man of Maidenhead was most se« 
/merely hurt; but by bleeding, and 
means used by the faculty, ive hear 
he reached home the same evening. 
' The King's hunt, on the 8th in- 
stant, was of great length, and very 
sevci'e for the hotse^ affording but 
little entertainment to the riders;/ 
for the deer, being turned out upon 
Stoke-common, continued to run 
-^ • the woods and commons of Farn- 
ham, and its' neighbourhood, in re- 
peated circles X heaiis^vind doubles^ for 
three hours, and was taken near 
L'angley-compion, not five miles 
front where he was turned out. 

His Majesty was, a few days 
since, fixed in an aukward predica- 
ment, at the- termination of the 
.thase ; for the deer being taken 
near, arid brought into the Pigeons 
-at "Brentford, on the market-day, 
this ■ caused so great a consterna- 
tion, that, what with thosg who 
•wished to have a/*// view oi his 
Majesty, and those who were 
anxious to have a view of the deer, 
the stalk in tJie market were totally 
deserted*, of course, gingerbread, 
and the paraphernalia of coats, 
gown, cloaks, petticoats, and small 
deaths, might have been had gratis, 
by any who chose to make the expe* 
riment of carrying them off. His 
Majesty was a long time surrounded 
by those whose attachment suffi- 
ciently . demonstrated his person 
stood in no want of a guard for his 


On Monday morning, the ISti), 
before ten, Lord Sandwich, a» Uls- 
ter of the stagiiOunds,^with thii^goid 
couples suspended from his hunts^ 
belt, as the badge of office, was 4b 
waiting with the stag hounds at 
Caesar's Camp, near Wickbam 
Bushes, the highest of the high hills 
in the center of Bagshot Heath ; 
where also were assembled, about 
one hundred and fifty, horsemen ; 
amongst whom were. Sir William 
Clayton, Sir Isaac Pocock, Sir John 
Lade, Sfc* &c. Several carnages 
had also encountered numerous dif- 
ficulties to attain the summit of the 
hill, to enjoy the momentary grati- 
fication of seeing the deer turned out^ 
and the hounds laid on ; and this in, 
perhaps, one of the most boisterous 
morningy the" sporting part of the 
world ever experienced upon a si- 
milar' occasion. His Majesty, ac- 
companied by the Duke of Cum- 
berland, did nqt arrive till a quar-^ 
ter before eleven, when the deer 
was immediately liberated. After 
" erecting his crest,*' and taking a 
slight survey of the posse comitatis 
who were soon to become his pur- 
suers, he went off with an almost 
unprecedented speed, seemingly 
conscious how little law he required 
from the hounds, which being per- 
mitted to draw up to the deer-cart 
in about five minutes, they instantly 
caught the scent, and -went off 
with a rapidity much better con- 
ceived by our sporting readers, 
than it is within the extent of our 
ability to describe. , A glow of 
emulation seemed to have pervaded 
every individual (both man and 
horse) of the field, forming, upon 
the open heath, . one of the most 
animating scenes in nature 5 afford- 
ing such ample scope for a display of 
the utmost speedy for the first , six? 
miles, that we never expedt to seie it 
exceeded. After complete racing 
to head the hmndsj it was at length 


Rcyal Chase. 

effe&ed at Finchampstead ridges, 
were they were stopped ibr only 
/W9 mimteis^ in which time ;a w^ry 
.grqat part of the field wm-e tvellupy 
^andthe hounds again permitted to 
heak away*, JuA at this period, a 
Young Spottsnum^ who had previously 
^determined " to take every thing in 
Ms tuayi'. rode intga flock of shee^' 
(making from the hounds) and, un- 
luckily, broke the back of a fine we- 
ather, though he fortunately escaped 
unhurt. The deer continued his 
course through the Finchampstead 
. inclosurcs to the heath, and over it, 
till, reaching Bakham Coombs, he, 
^ turned to Uie left by Westcourt 
Bark, and reaching Eversley Black 
Water, there formed a semi-circle, 
and returned by the church of Finch - 
ampstead^ the heath by Hanni- 
kin's Lodge, Easthampstead, and 
South-hill Parks to Swinley, wherfe 
he was taken at the edge of the 
rabbit-warren, after a very good 
_ run of two hours and five minutes. 
His Majesty was never in better 
spirits, having, duririg the latter 
part of the chase, frequently encou- 
ra^ged the hounds, and even hol- 
•iooed them himself to the slot of the 
deer, which , he perceived on ihe 
sand, when they were slightly at 

On Thursday, the 17 th, the deer 
was (as on Monday) turned out 
Jaetween Cxsar's Camp and Wick- 
t ham Bushes, but with a considera- 
ble less field than on the former 
day (lame horses, loss of leather^ and 
actnng bones had, most probably, 
occasioned the perceptible falling 
off); going away most gallantly, 
the hounds were, after the cus- 
tomary flourish with the horns, im- 
mediately laid on ; when, advert- 
itlg to his own safety, and finding 
no time was to be lost, he, under 
this impulsive ^ and predominant 
persuasion, most rapidly crossed 
the heath tjo, the skirts of Sand- 
. Jjurst j Eversleyj to the right through 

Finchampstead, Barkham, Bear 
Wood, Toutley Common, Bill 
Hill, Ashridg^ Wood, and Billing-, 
bear, a seat of Lord Braybrooke, 
where he was capitally run in to, 

, after a most excellent and yninter- 
rupted chase of two hours and a 
quarter. We^ cannot pass over 
the sport of the day without spvrtr 
ing an incontrovertible ladl, that 
/TOO loungprsy well known in the pur- 
lieus of Bond'^streety having agreed 
to " club the expences" ol the day, 
sent their horses (called, or rather 
miscalled, hunters) over night, and 
coming post-likey in a pmtcchaise, in 

' the morning, were absolutely thr<wm 
out in the Jirsi acl of the chast', and 
in their return to town were heard 
most inveterateiy to exclaim at the 
first inn, *^ that the whole was a 
d — d bore, the deer was starved^ 
the hounds were infernally bad^ and 
not a good horse to be seen in the 
field;" from all which it is very 
fair to infer, they had only been 
aecustomed to the desperate riding 
aird " hair-breadth 'scapes" of Rot^ 


Has been so often described, 
that it would be mere repetition 
to relate what passed on Monday. 
The most, remarkable feature of 
the dav's sport was, the muddy ap- 
pearance of the sportsmen ; both 
horses and men were so bespat- 
tered, tlmt they looked as if they 
had been rolled in a dirty ditch. 
The same description applies to 
Greenwich fair, which, on account 
of the weather, was not so gay as 


Tiarcw off on Wednesday, at 
the Shoulder of Mutton, Binfield, 
and the day terminated without 
sport worthy recitah On Satur- 
day they met at the Golden Bali, 
near Bisham Park, and drawing 
the coverts there without success, 
crossed the Ferry at Cookham, 



Renewal $/ the OfierBs at Paris. 

mtA soQfn ankeandled in Taplow 
Woods, where rmwiitg the coverts 
, , \af Dropniore, Farnhain,and Stoke, 
6ic foic ran to earth after a tolera- 
' We. chase of an hour. And on 
Tuesday the 15lh, they again 
threw oflf at the covetts^ 

Renewal of the Operas at 
^ Paris; " ' ^ 

fKrom the Monitcur of the 27tli.ult.] 

IN whatever point of view we 
examii^e the opening of the 
Bah de VOpera^ it is a novelty that 
deserves to fix the attention gf mefl 
who love to observe the revolutions 
of manners as of ideas ; it is con- 
ne6icd with a thousand circum- 
stances, which concur in making 
. the' 1 Sth Brumaire one of the most 
important periods of our history. In 
1790, ma^sked balls ceased to be 
^iven, and those wlio most felt the 
deprivation of the pleasures they 
afforded, agreed that, at a time ' 
when the.passionS) exasperated, di- 
yidcd the orders of the state, of fe- 
milics, aod of individuals, it was 
prudent to close a careef in which 
hatred m'ight abuse that licence 
' wl?ich custom had accorded to 
gaiety. Eight years are passed 
away. Crimes, errors, and tears, 
have marked every moment of that 
period,^ and when it should seem 
.that resentment would be most in- 
veterate, and the reflection of the 
past most galling, a government, 
which appeared to have undertaken 
the reconciliation of all parties and 
all opinions, has opened the Tem- 
ple of Folly. Every one flocks to 
these Saturnalia, where,* under the 
light veils which custom has forbid 
to raise, in unlimited freedom of 
speech is allowed, where suspicion 
addresses herself with a smile to 
those whom she accuses, and where 
the hon ion does not admit of the 
victim expressing malice or 
vii^lence against his perscutor. 

The. opera ball-room b opened — 
instantly it is filled-r-the people rush 
in crowds-^tWr entiy is IHcfe the 
billows of the ocean succeeding 
each other. Five or six thousand 
persons are confounded in a space 
too limited to contain them. A 
thousand varied disguises* a thou- 
sand elegant costumes, fanciM dt 
grotesque, furnish ample atope for 
sallies of mirth and repartee of wit. 
Satire seems divested of aM re- 
straints—laughter every where 
abounds — confidence and joy are 
expressed (mi every countenance — 
the Cmiphees du ivlanm salute one 
of the proscribed by uie decree di 
Fructidor, who smiles and passes on. 
A journalist is embraced by a wo- 
man whom he has insulted ! Not 
a auarrel, not an injury mingles 
witn the airy revelries and amiable 
famiUaiities the ball authorises! 
The day surprises this mirthful 
troop, who for six or eight hours 
have breathed pleasure and indul- 
gence, and buried in oblivion the 
remembrance of past terrors. — 
Curious and interesting picture !— 
Less so, however, by the times it 
recalls, than by those it presages. 
It is there we perceive, that the 
Revolutionary ferment has lost its 
activity ; that the French, weary of 
hating and dreading each other, are 
now only disposed to extend to eaclt 
other reciprocal uiiion and forgive- 

By observing seated at these 
sports some persons belonging .to 
the family ol the First Consul, it 
was supposed he was himself there 
in a private box, contempliiting a 
spectacle so calculated to inspire 
the sentiment of a nobJe vanity. 
All who imagined they beheld him, 
were ready to exclaim — Nobis luec 
otia fecit. Never, even at the pe- 
riod when Paris was at the height 
of its grandeur, did masked balls 
possess such universal attraction. 


Late Masquer ade at Hamburgh. 



LIYY tells a curious story of 
these gqitlonen) not unappli- 
cabie to modern times. At an 
early period of the Reman &e- 
publicy 'having taken^ offence at 
some regalations which had been 
introduced by the Consal, took 
their d(^parture to a man, and for- 
sook the city, fiy thehr absence, 
the public shevirs, the processions^ 
aod. : many of the mysteries of re- ' 
ligion, were either aftuaiiy at ^ 
steiid, or cof^d not be duly admt- 
xttstered.1 The Government was 
obli|^d to send a deputation to 
them in consequence, at Tibur, 
vhere they had retired. The Fi- 
lers were sturdy. The good of- 
^ces of the Magistrates of Tibar 
wore r^orted to' : all was in vain. 

At last, the chief persons of that 
city who were desirous of render- 
ing a service to their expiring' 
neighbour, hit upon the following 
device to restore these musicians to 
Ae Romftns.-^Tbey were asked 
|o dinner at various houses of tlie 
IMibiKty, and having drank to great 
€xceis,-which these kind of people 
{says, Li vy) are ever prone to^they 
were packed up, in waggons and 
/driven, durmg the night, into the 
Marketplace at Rome. In the 
morohig, when they awoke from 
ikheir wine and their sleep, they 
found themselves; surrounded by 
Ihe populace^ who were cracking 
their jokes on them. Nothing, 
however, could prevail upon them 
tt> yi^, and the Consuls were 
iobliged to rescind their regulations, 
to allow them commons in the Ca- 
pitol, and to stipulate that three 
dayi in the year they should enjoy 
ttci unrestrained licence to ran 
through the city in their drunken 
|>rotU, and to onenJ every ear • with 
{jupure 80iig» aiKt jokes, a custom 

that still ^rvived In thd days oC 
the historian. 

La~te Masq.u£rade at Haic«- 


DOMINOS and bat-dresses 
prevailed too much to afford 
variety of charader: of 
the Bodies was very humourously 
represented by some English gen* 
tlemen, in the persons of Jem All- 
body, Charley Nobody, Mr. Spme* 
body, and little Busy-body^ who. 
attacked Evei*y-body The night 
being excessively cold, it encreased 
the consumption of punch and 
wines to such a degree as to in»^ 
spir$ a number pf visitors with spi- 
rituous ideas: clamorous jokes en- 
sued; and among the frail sister- 
hood some were transformed into 
perfed Bacchanalians. At this cri- 
tical moment, a most whimsical 
mask entered, habited in a paper 
dress, garnished all over with real ^ 
maccaroons : the poor fellow was 
received as a hare among a kennel 
of hounds, hunted the room over, 
and in less than five minutes all 
his sweetmeats, even to his paste 
cap, were devoured. Some wag 
announced that the maccaroons - 
had been made with an admixture 
of jalap, which soon caused wry 
faces among 4:he ladies, &c. who 
had so eagedy tasted them. 

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• Ranelagh Masqubradb. . 

AT the late Masquerade, it was 
not jimaptly observed, " that a 
tinker tried hard to mend the morals of 
the people, but unfortunately &iled 
at making one good job. A sckooU 
masier^ placed under a large white 
wig, could not utter a part of 
speecli. A lullock- driver was desi- 
rous of shewing some sport, but 
could not find out the'horned cattle," 
a&^the citizens would not unmask. 


Musical Tiger. 

There was too want of ^W/r, but 
the devil a go6d one amonglst them. 
Tbftfinuer and orange girls might be 
accused of double dealing, as tiie 
article they offered for sale was not 
the one they meant to dispose of.— 
The refreshments were as good as 
the price would admit of. 

A Sublime Etvtertainment. 

DURhNTG the last Carnival, the 
consort of the Archduke Pa- 
latine had invited the nobility of 
Osen to a ball. At the time ap- 
pointed they made their appear- 
ance; but not any preparations 
soeraed to have been made, and 
t eir expe6^ations were raised to 
the highest pitch. Some time aller 
the company had assembled, a 
^ung girl appeared with a basket, 
containing tickets for property 
pawned by a number of the poor 
inhabitants of Osen, which the 
Grand Duchess had taken up, and 
for which she had paid the sum of 
thirty thousand florins. The amia- 
ble Princess declared that it had 
been her wish to apply the sum in- 
tended for the festivity to a nobler 
purpose, and, coa\'inced that the 
nobility of Osen entertained similar 
sentiments, she wished that they 
mi^jht share her pleasure. 

Musical Tiger. 

THE following may be deemed 
a suthcient proof, if any yet 
were wanting, of the deep hate 
and extreme loathing of Tippoo 
Saib towards the English nation: — 
** A most curious piece of me- 
chanism, as large as life, represent- 
iog a royal tiger in the ack of de- 
vouring a prostrate European offi- 
cer^ was found in a room of the 
Palace at Sctringapatam, appropri- 
ated for the reception of musical 
ii^truments, and hence called the 

^ There are some barrels in imi- 
tation of an organ within the body 
of the tyger, and a row of keys of 
natural tiotes. The sounds pro- 
duced by the or^an are intended to ' 
resemble the cries of a' person in 
distress, intermixed with the horrid- 
roar of the tiger. The machinery 
is so contrived, that while the or- 
gan is playing, the hand of the £v« 
ropean is oilen lifted up to express 
the agony of his helpless and de- 
plorable condition. 

" The whole of this machine^ 
which is of wood, was executed 
from a design, and under the imme- 
diate orders of Tippoo Soltaun, 
whose custom in the afternoon, it 
was, to amuse himself with a sight 
of this emblematical triumph of the 
Khododad over the English Circar. 
The Khododad^ signifies, The God* 
given Sircar,' The royal tiger, the 
immediate emblem ot the Mysore 
Government, and the arnMrial 
bearing of his family ; a more ap- 
propriate one caanot be found in all 
the archives of the Herald's Office. 

^ This machine has been sent 
from Madras to the Chairman of 
thel^t India Company, in one of 
the homeward ships, m order that it 
may be presented to his Majesty." 

Among the tigers, three hun- 
dred in number, found in a largo 
court-yard in Tippoo Saib's palace, 
one wa$ particularly furious and 
ungovernable. This animal ap- 
pears to have been a favourite of 
the Sultaun, who used to feed him 
with his own hand, and even admit 
him to those familiarities to which 
we accustom an English spaniel* 
In the same degree as he was docile 
to his master, he was unsociable 
and savage to strangers ; andj not- 
witlistandmg a strong dispositiop to 
the contrary, it was necessary to 
shoot him — the fate of this whol^^ 
menagerie, a few only excepted « 
which were reserved as curipsiti^ $, 
by private gentlemeni or servants 
of the company. ' 

^ Thb 

Review of Blaine's Antu^my oftkeHorse^ 

Rbvi^SW rf the Anatomy of rite 


{Omtinued from our last.) 

WE shall now proceed to exa- 
mine farther into the merits 
of this usetUl work. Our author 
it\ hjs preface observes, that such > 
is the infantine state* of this sci- 
ence, tliat whoever attempts to 
treat on its various branches, must 
unavoidably fall into numerous er- 
rors: this is certainly just; nor 
shall we anxiously seek out the 
defeds of an undertaking so ardu- 
ous, Or that has for its end so ex- 
cellent an object as the advance- 
ment of this noble art. On the 
other hand, we shall not pass over 
in silence such inaccuracies as ap- 
pear glaring, or that may, in our 
judgment, be likely to mislead the 
reader ; although, in so doing, we 
may probably appear to differ in 
opinion only, and a third judge 
.starting up, will equally condemn 

Much useful matter is offered on 
the subject of osteology generally, 
yet we must withhold our assent 
tirom some of the opinions of the 
ingenious author. The bones of 
old horses, we think, have not less ^ 
marrow than those of young ones, 
as is asserted ; nor is the purpose 
of this fluid the prevention of brit- 
tleness. It appears to us to be an 
adipous substance, placed there for 
Ihe occasional wants of the coiisti* 
tution. We are surprised, in this 
part,Jnot to have met with men- 
tion of a most important and appli- 
cable fad — that all the bones of the 
colt are not equally ossified at the 
same periods. Thus, at birth, the 
bones of the head have not com- 
pleated their firmness ; whereas 
those of the pelvis, and hinder ex- 
tremities, are perfectly formed, as 
far ais regards the deposit of 'bony 
matter. Was this not the case, 
as the animal is to walk as soon as 

Vol. XVI. No. 91. 

bom, he would become rlcketty, 
from the effects of pressure. 

The omission of treating of ^acii 
bone separately was, we suppose, 
occasioned by the curtailing of the 
subjed. / As these form the foun* 
dation of 'the whole, the public 
have by this means lost much va- 
luable information. 

After the osteology, the general 
formation and structure appears , 
to which succee,d a description of 
the cavities of the chest and belly, 
with their contents. In treating of 
digestion. We are told that the sen- 
sation of hunger arises from thei 
attrition of the stomach against its 
sides, and from the adion of the 
gastric juice. If this is the fa6t, 
why does a draught of cold water 
not remove the disagreeable im-- 
presson ? or why do we, wheii tve 
have what is termed overstayed out 
time, lose it? Does the attrition 
become l6ss? The sensation of 
hunger, we conceive, arises fronj 
the stomach sympathising with th# 
wants of the system. 

In the description of tlie intes- 
tines we likewise meet with What 
we deem an error. It appears t6 
us, that the horse has no val^ala 
cntnkvntes in this canal. 

The rest of tlie visct^a are accu- 
rately described, and the places 
elegantly delineated ; yet 'we re- 
gret to find only a mere anatomical 
account of the arteries, without any 
of the attendant matter relative to, 
them 3 such as their various* a6iioa 
in. disease J in how much, and in 
wffiat manner, they influence the 
pul^e under morbid affedions. Nor 
has our author informed us that the 
muscular coat of these resseis, be- 
ing stronger than that of the hu- 
man, is more disposing the horse 
to inflammatory diseabes; and that, 
from this reason, haemorrhages froia 
a divided vessel are less dangerous 
in th« one than the othor. ' . > 

Kor aiG we less surprised at not 

lo Tke ThueTkievcs i or. Hornet and Bernard. 

£nitmg the living prmdple of the 
blood treated of: we cannot siip* 
f>Qse ^iir. Biaine does not agree 
vatK this generally received prin- 
ciple» upon which ^ oiur ^improved 
knowledge of many diseases, nar- 
ticQlarly fevers, is founded. We 
iikeWisIs are of opinion, that the 
mode in which heat is received in 
the lungs, and ev<^ved by the ar- 
teries, might have been more en- 
larged upon : our author, perhaps^ 
aupposed that simple description 
was better suited to the present 
Mate of the science, and the cha- 
ta^QT of the work ; in which, 
though he might possibly be right, 
wet v^^e wish that the outlines, at 
least, of these important fa6ls had 
|)een presented, as a stimulus to 
-£ir(her investigation to the students 
in veterinary: medicine. The. loss 
occurred by this grand publication, . 
ive hope, will not prevent Mr. 
Blaine's restming the pen, and 
givipg^hese subjei6ls all the atten- 
iion they merit, and which he ap- 
pears so well capable of perform- . 

We may sum up the total of our 
remal'ks, by observing that, what- 
ever defeds appear, It is probable 
whoever, in. the present state of 
Farriery, had attempted the same, 
would not have succeeded better ; 
«^dihai it is not only a very beau- 
tiful, but a very useful produdion, 
$md will shew a neighbouring na- 
tioQj that they will -no longer have 
to admire the breed of our liorses, 
«nd to reprobate our medical care 
' of them. 

To /^tfEorroR of the Sporting 


IJAVING lately met with the 
. A following story, that very 
2nttch amused me, it immediately 
struck me, that it nught amuse 
mtoQ of your reaj||^ as tsmxix as it 

hadentertained tne. Your insep- 
tion of this first part^will, I am sure, 
occasion many a smile; and I'll 
venture to promise a second exer- 
tion of the risible powers of yOuf 
readers, in the reminder. For 
myself, I can assure you tbat^ so 
long as I can laugh, I shall always 
be, Sir^ 

Your humble servant, 

The Three Thieves; (>r,.HA- 
MET and Bernard.^ 

Most noble cavaliers, my tale 
neither offers to your vitBW the gal- 
lant deeds of chivalry, nor the 
subtle schemes of a wife to bidc^ 
f er secret intrigues from her hus-^ 
band, but humbly recounts ih<i 
dextrous exploits of three thieves, 
in the vicinity of L*Ab, whose 

joint talents had for some time pal 
lx>th laity and clergy under conlri* 
button. Two of tnem w«re bro** 
theri^, called Hamet and Bernard* 
Their father, who had followed 
the same profession, eoded his 
days on *the gallows, the common 
fate of talents so employed. The 
other's name was Travers. One 
thing was, they never comiaaitled 

. murder, but wer6 satisfied in pick- 
ing pockets ; and their address in 
this way was almost incredible. 

One day, when they were all 
three walking in a wood nea#' 
L*An, the conversation fell on 
their own exploits; and Hornets 
the elder of the two brothers, spy- 
ing a magpie's nest, witii the bird 
in it, at the top of a laigeoak, 
said to Bernard, " Brother, if a»y 
body was to propose to you to take 
the eggs from under that bi^i, 
without disturbing her, what woald 
you say?" — ^"I should say," re* 
©lied the young one, " be twas 
mad, and required an imp€»ssibi* 
lity.'^ — "I woukl have you t^ 
know, friend," rejoined Hamel* 
^ one not able to do that mast be 

1 an 

/ » 

The Thre^ Thieves ; or, Hamet and^ Bernard. . r i 

an • Uttkward hand at pickiog a 
I^Qcket. XiOok at me ! *' — So say- 
iQgy he immediately climbed the 
i^ee, ga4 to ^e nest, and, opeoing 
it gently at the bottom, caughl^the 
eggs one by one, as they slided 
f>ut} 'and brought tbem down, 
boasting that SQt one was broken. 
^ Faith, it must be owned that 
yau ace an incomparable fellow," 
cried Bernard: **, if you 
can put the eggs uncjer the bird 
Again, as you took them out, you 
may fairly call yoursd^T Qur supe- 
jrior.*' , 

.HamiSt aiccepted the challenge, 
and mounted again. But thi$ was 
^ly a trkk of Bernard's ; for when 
|ie saw him at a certain height, ^e 
said to Travel's, " Now you have 
«oen what my brother can do^ you 
shall have a touch of my art!" 
and insitantiy mounted after Hamet, 
followed him from branch to brtoch, 
' And, while the other glided along 
like p. serpent, with his eyes iu- 
ienfly fixed cHi the nest, watching 
the. Slightest motion of the bird, 
that\he migl>t npt frighten her, 
the adr<Ht rogue untied his drawers, 
Hi^d returned with them in his hand, 
9k a trophy of his vi6lory. ht the 
meaa. while, Hamet, having re- 
placed the eggs,, came down, ex« 
pe&il^. the Raises due t9 such an 
«Kploit.—<* That's a good one,'' 
fays Bernard, laughing, ^' to at- 
tempt to impose on us ! I'll lay a 
vr^ger he has hid them in his 
drawers ! ' '—' The eldest, locrfcine 
down, fbttad they were gone, and 
inimediately knew it was a trick of 
his brother^jt. " He is a' clever 
tbief^ indeed^" said he, *' who can 
cob smother 1^' 

As' for Travers, he so equally 
admired the two heroes, that he 
was doubtful: whtoh merited the 
paim. But so much address hom^- 
tkledhim; and, mortified to think 
he was not qualified to entdr the 
lists with th«mi be said^ ^ Gen- 

tlemen, you know too mudb fer 
me; for you would escape tweaty 
times^ where I abooM always be 
taken. I see I am too aukward 
ever to succeed in this occapation, 
therefore I will renomuse ii, and 
take to my owii again, live with 
my wife, and wofk hard) and t 
hope, by the bles&mg of God, wq 
shall not want!'' 

He really returned to the viOagei 
as he said« |iis wife was very 
fond of him : iie bequne an honest . 
man, and worked so hard, that, ii> 
a few months, he wasr^le to boy 
a pig, and fatten it at home« At ' 
Christmas l]^e killed it» aad^as is 
usual, hung it up by the f&tt 
against the virall, and went to his 
work in the fields. It had h»aa 
lucky for him if he had sold it^ aDd 
saved all the trouble and anxiety it 
gave him, as you will see< •< 

Just after he was gone out, the 
^wo brothers, who. had not seeti 
him since the day that they ported, 
came to pay him a visit. IdUs wife 
wa^ alone, busily employed in 
spimning. She t9ld them, her fatisr 
ban4 was out, and would not re* 
turn till the evening.^ You amy 
very vyell suppose that (he pig did 
not escape t|i^ notice ; and, wben 
•they lelt the house* they said to 
each other, ^ So, so: this rogue 
has a miiid to regale himself and 
not invite us. As that is the case^ 
we must carry off the pig, and^eat 
it without him !'* — They then kdd •• 
their plan^^ and went and hid them- 
seives in a neighbouring hedge till 

When Travers xetarhed, m the 
evening, l^is wife told him of her 
strange visitors. ^ They w^^ sttch 
ill-looking fellows," said she, ^ that 
I was frightened, being alone, and 
durst not ask either their names or 
business* They pry'd about every 
where; and Idon't believe a 
single nail escaped them!" 
rAlas! thiHf aremytworogoes," 
%2 . cried 

<4 Treatife m Horfesy Isc. 

cried Travers, iiJefuIly. 

" The 

Sig is gdne, 4hat*s certain ! — Oh ! 

** iThere is still onfe.way to save 
it,'* said the wife. ^ Let us take 
it dQwn from the hook, and hide it 
somewhere for the night. To- 
morrow, as soon as it is. light, we 
will consider what farther to do 
with it." 

Travers folk>wed -his wife's ad-, 
vice, took down the pig, laid it 
on the floor at the other end of the 
""room, and put the kneading-trough 
over it. He then went lo bed; 
but not without anxiety. 

At midnight the brothers came 
to put their scheme in execution. 
The elder kept watch, while Ber- 
nard bored a hole in the waU, op- 
posite die place where piggy had 
tiung ; but he soon found out there 
was nothing left but the string. 
•* Xhe bird is flown!" said he* 
•* We are come too late." ^ 

Travers, wliom the fear of being , 
robbed kept in continual alarm, 
and hindered from sleeping, think- 
ing he heard a noise, awakened his 
.wife, and ran to the trough, to see 
if the pig was there. It was; but 
haying, also, fears ^bout his bam 
and stable, he was wilHng to go 
all round, and set off, armed with 
a hatchet. 

Bernard,, who heard him go out, 
took advantage of it dtre6Uy, in 
picking the lock of the door ; and 
gcnng softly up to the bed, said to 
the wife, counterfeiting the voice 
of the husband, ^ Mary, .the • pig 
is not on the wall! What have you 
done with it?" 

** What! have you forgot," re- 
plied the woman, ^ that we hid it 
luider the kneading-trough? Has 
fear turned your brain?" — ^ No, 
no,*' said lie, ^ but I had forgot it. 
Do you lie stiH ! PU go and take 
care of it ! " Saying £bis, he took 
the p^ on his shoulders, and carried 
it 0H« {T^ ie coiUimied*) 

A Philosophical andlfvLkt^ 


andoH the moral Duties^ 
Man ttnoards the Brute Cre- ' 


[Continued from page 413, oflastvol.J 

On Diafc Cattle, knd 
Munagement, both 
Country* « 

their Use tnd 
Towa and 


OF Cart-Horses— tlie author's 
remarks are so seQsible>nd 
judicious on this head, that we take 
particular pleasure in furnishing 
the following extradl — 

" Cart-Horses are well known 
to be of the largest and coarsest 
description ; their Belgic origin iias 
been already noted. As it is the 
general opinion, that the saddle- 
horseought to be sharp and frigate- 
built, so they hold that the cart- 
horse should be round, and (to bor* 
row a lift from my. beloved Smol- 
iet) as bjuff in the bows, as a 
, Dutch fly-boat. Rotundity, or the 
form of carrying their'substance in 
a horizontal position, seems to be 
the grand charaderistic of English 
draft-horses. They say, this make 
of the shoulder,' is the best adapt'^ 
ed to drawing along, or moving 
weights ; farther, that it is not so 
liable to chafe with the colfar, aa 
the flat and* deep form. Both 
Bracken and Osmer seems dis^ 
posed, in part, to controvert tbes« 
positions, probably from their pre- 
judice 'in favour of bred cattle. 
That large bred horses would 
draw there is no doubt ; and it ia 
true, that the superior strength and 
elasticity of their tendons would 
enable them to make great exer* 
tions ; but the article of grosa 
weight has a considerable degree, 
of consequence in this business, and 
experience seems to be decidedly 
in favour 6f nearly the present fi>nu 
and species of cart-l^orse. : 

. 4^ A vcrj 

Treat if e mi Horpis^^t. 

" A.very erroneeas idea has pre- 
vailed, concerning cart-horses, that 
•provided they are big, heavy, and 
clumsy encmgh, all farther consi- 
derations are needless ; on the con- 
trary, it is both theoretically and 
pradically true, that great abilities 
for draft must depend materially 
upon just proportion ; and that four 
thorough'^shaped horses, will draw 
with facility, a weight which would 
puzzle fy^Q ordinary ones, although 
of equal, or even superior size : a 
truth which they ought to refled 
lipon, who haVe a considerable num - 
Jber. of those animals to maintain. 
"A capital cart-horse is not 
more than sixteen hands high, with 
a brisk, sparkling eye,.a light well- 
shaped h^ad,and short pricked ears, 
lull ch>gst and. shoulder, but some- 
what fbrelow ; that is to say, hav- 
ing, his rump higher than his fore- 
hand-; sufficient general length, 
bat by no means leggy ; large and 
swelling fillets, and flat bones; 
he stands wide all fours, but widest 
behind ; bends his knee well, and 
jbas a brisk and cocking walk. 

" Aiany of the knights of the 
anatx^-frock and -the whalebone, 
would diake their heads at my com- 
xnending length in a cart-horse ; 
aieyertheless nothing is more true, 
ifhan that in the account of just pro- 
portion, length will not be forgot ; 
and that not only lengthy but a cer- 
tain degree of room and freedom of 
shape is absolutely necessary to en- 
able \}[i^ horse to make those adive 
springs, which contribute more than 
mere bulk, to the translation of a 
mass of weight. Your short-legged, 
ckxidy horses, as they/ are styled, 
are generally too sluggish and slow, 
subjed to grease, and those dis- 
orders arising from a thick and sizy 
blood ; but such are far preferable 
to the loose, leggy, and weak- 
loined; the worst possible shapes 
Cxf draft- horses. - 

** *Xhe breeds of cart-horse^i most 

in fasliioh apon our island, at pne» 
sent,arethe heavy Wades of the mid* 
land counties, the Suffolk punches 
and those of Clydesdale in North 

" The first are those capital 
sized, and high-priced horGes,made 
use of by the brewery and distil- 
lery in I^ondon,and by the farmers 
of Berkshire and f^ampshire, and 
a few other parts, w^fiere theic 
teams form a considerable article 
of ostentation and parade. 

" The Suffolk punches, whidb 
also extend to Norfolk, are low 
horses, rather coarse-headed, witlix 
indifferent «ars, in general chesft- 
nut (proviricially sorrel) forelow, 
with deep and large carcase^ 
and nimble walkers and trotters- 
They have ever proved lhemseh'«B 
the truest and best drawers in tfee 
world, as well as the hardiest and 
most useful cart and plough-feorses. 
Their nimbleness, it should se^ra, 
is owing to their length and mode- 
rate size; and theirimmense power* 
in lifling weights to the same 
cause^ combined with the low po<- 
sition of the shoulder, which occa- 
sions the weight to be aded upo*^ 
in a jast and horizontal dire6Hon. 
Their superiority over all dtha^ 
horses, at drawing dead pulls, is 
no doubt, in some measure, owing 
to early training, as in no oountry 
is so much pride taken, in teachin^^ 
horses to draw ; and it ia well 
known, that a team of Suflblk 
horses, the signal being given, will 
all down upon their knees, and 
leave nothing behind tliem, that fs 
within til e power of flesh and blood 
to draw away. Asto draft-cattle, ia 
my opinion, nothing need ^je done, 
but give those of Suffolk a fine head 
and ear, and flat Tegs ; and we are 
then at the top of k. 

" But there is another breed of 
horses, in Suffolk and Norfolk, (how 
they came there is sorpewhat diffi- 
cult to as<;ertain) well fitted both 



Treaiifs an HorfeSy Isc. 

tat Ae isMe and draft/ I hare 
•ieeiia<^rt borse of tius description^* 
wiiieii) bating a little coarseness of 
ti^ licad» was perhapa as fit to get 
IndLs and banters, from proper 
aMirQs^as.tbebest bred hQfse,ahve. 
1 have also heard of a Noriblk &r» 
mer, who, about forty jears ago, had 
a peculiar sort, which he styled his 
Beazil breed. This blade of a far- 
mer wottid, it seems, anbarness one 
•f bw i^ough-horses, ride him to 
m ne^hbooring fair, and after win- 
ning with hira a leather plate, ride 
lum borne again, in trjuroph, to hb 

* The kte Mr. Bakewelf, or 
Didkley, so justly celebrated ht 
la% hospitality, and the general hu- 
manity of his chara6ler, rendered 
the most eminent^ Services 40 his 
country, hy his improvements in 
live stock. If he failed in any thing, 
I should conceive it was in his judg- 
ment of horses. I have indeed 
beard the same of hitn respecting 
pig-stock, from the most experienc- 
ed manin England. Mr. Bakeweil'ft 
chief attention,! suppose, wasber 
stowed upon sheep and horned 
catte. The black horse he shewed 
at Tatter^aQ's, some years since, 
lor the parf>ose of getting saddle- 
horses,! have heard did not meet the 
approbation of intelligent breeders, 
nor did he appear to me, at aU 
calculated io suit the common run 
of mares. 

*^ Of the Clydesdale horses, as I 
know nothing, please to take Mr. 
Culley's description, * prdbably as 
good and useful- a draught-horse as 
any we are possessed x>f ; larger 
than the Suffolk pundies, being 
from fifteen to sixteen and half 
bands high, ^ong, h^rdy, and re- 
markable true pullers, a restive 
horse being rarely found amongst 
tbism. In sfaaMm general, plain 
made about the head, sides, and 
bind legs ; mostly grey or brown ; 
mid W have been piodnced f^om 

common Scotchgnares and Flinders 
horses, a hundred years ago.* 

^ But the size, rather than the 
sort,ofoUr cart-horses, hasbdoome 
the chief obje^ of consider^ttioB) 
since it has been tbe'oustom to 
bre^ them up to a ton weighty 
and sei'enteen and even eigbteea 
hands high. Prudence and eco* 
nomy, especially during these timet 
of scarcity and general distress of 
the poorer classes,, have incessant- 
ly inculcated the question-^why 
breed your horses to such an elucM'* 
mous bulk, since it is notyei your 
intention to eat them ?'*- Answer, 
// tithe cmtom. ^ A most satisfa^o^ 
answer, no doubt, were it only be* 
cause there, is such a number of 
questions, of at least as much kn* 
portance, which, if at all, must be 
answered precisely in the same 
way. But there are honest ^nd 
discerning men, who'have a just 
.contempt (or all precedents which 
are unfounded in truth and reasoil^ 
and which militate against the ge-^ 
neral good ^ and these wiU nati^ 
rally desire to tpace causes, and ex« 
amine foundations. 

** These over-sized horses ar» 
neidier able to do, nor do they 
work more than (hose of moderate 
size and true proportion; for, iti 
growing them up to this vast bulk, 
you gain only in beef, and iveig^ 
to be carried^ but nothing in the siae 
and substance of the sinews and 
muscles, the cords, levers, and puJ- 
lies, which are destined to move 
their own as well as any extraneous 
mass. By this reasoning, it shoalcE 
seem, that the out-sized are nna« 
ble to perform even so much work 
as the middling ; and anotlier ar* 
gument against them, equally just, 
is, that tl)ey must, in general, con- 
sume a proportional larger quantity 
of every necessary. For whose- 
benefit then, is this H(nv/kH M^kf 
of English elephants, bred .^ It ta 
not fpr the breeds, &r they may 


Treatife on^tlorfes^ feV- 


liave j^st 9ks krge a price for (ess. 
^ock, which wouidi moFeover|Co$t 
them less in keep. I can only .say 
£irt|i^, that I suhnitt it ta ttie good 
sen$et.<^ ih^ breed^s of the micl* 
land coiintieji, whether it would, not 
be advisjeaJ?Se ft>r them to think of 
changing their stock} and I beg 
le^ve to.refer theapi to whs^t I have 
aheady said of the horses of Suffolk 
and Norfolk. 

^ I must also beg leave to refer 
all breeders to Mr. C alley's book; 
betoe mentioned, where they will 
find it recommended to mix even 
a little racing blood, with the cart-- 
stock^ and where they may read 
of the wonderful exertions, in catt* 
, ing business, upon the road, of the 
Cl^vland Bays, a sort of coach- 
horses. Although bred horses are, 
of all others, the most sluggish, yet 
it'is well known, that a mii^ture of 
their blood gives spirit and activity 
> to other races. Still, I think, this 
do^rine, as it regards cart-horses, 
tkiust be received with some cau- 
tion. Although these half-bred cart- 
horses may perform well in light 
work, and upon hard roads, they 
may not be so well calculated for 
stiff xiays, and heavy sands. For 
my own part, I cannot boast of ray 

food fprtune with this sort,of which 
have tried perhaps a dozen ,-r at 
different periods ; not one of which, 
to use my offended carter's phrase, 
was able, when we came to whips, 
• to pull a plumb-puddingoff a grid- 

'* There is also a very material 
idea, with which I wish earnestly 
to impress the minds of all breeders 
of drafl cattle ; it is, that in break- 
ing the colt, they always teach him 
-_ to back readily, and to go quietly 
in the shafts. Every man who hus 
bad rQa(:h to do with cart-horses, 
W5^11 knows the abuse, and the 
miseries they suffer, when they 
havo not been taught to back ; and 
ftlso th^ trouble andfuss there is ia 

a press of bttstness, bec^ufe, indf , 
Ball is too modest to go beibr«, anqi . 
WhitefoQt, pwadventurei to aQi*- 
bilious to go behind i whereas, tbej - 
should all be so faraccustomedy a%, 

at least, to make adeceat sbi4i<i 
any place. 

^ Anotliar observation I addresr, 
to^ the sons of bumanity. . 'Ther#, 
are horses, whethf^r from some la«r 
tent and internal weakness^ ar«. 
whatever occult cause, which uevar 
can be forced by ^ the utmost 8eve». 
rity, to Strain at dead pulis^ and.^ 
^ei in all ordinary b^siness, and 
where the weight follows fredly«r 
and is in obvious prc^rtii^ to t^eir^ 
powers, they may be as jSOod« aod 
as serviceable horsesi as any ia the 
world. The best hors^ I ever had. 
in my^life wasof thiskipd« H9 
laboured ten years for me, and fivo/ 
out of the teOf I should think, %$. 
hard as^ any horse alive. He ha» 
many times, as filler in a cart^gone 
down some steep way* witli siictjr- • 
tliree hundred weight behind hini^: 
which shewed we placed soine de*. 
pendance upon his j^oodnes^ and 
he was always perfe^hlV kind and 
willing. But if hooked to a fc&^, 
body, which he could B()tmQve, tl^e 
instant he per<^iyed th^ state of tht; 
cs^e, he c^asod . all farther effoc^ 
and would not puU an ot^ncei bu^ 
answered the whip, by shaking liis^ 
neck and head, and looking back 
to the objed ; or, as I have^fome-, ^ 
tinles thought, pointing towards, 
his own loins.- There is an analogy, 
between this case, and that of race* , 
horse!(, which will not, or rather 
caimot, run to the whip; and it is> 
equally against common sense, aa 
coinmon httmanity, to whjp and. 
abuse them; yet I have henlrd oT 
fixing a chain to the neck 0^ » cart^ » 
horse, goin^ w^ hiil| and other bar» 
barous follies* . ' 

*^ In tfifnatiiig of draft-cattle, fbr 
the xise of the metrcrpolis in.parti- 

ctt]ar> \3Sifm% alrwiy tre^ed to thd 




Ludicrous Account of a Bullock Hunter' . 

» cjEtcnt of my k'rtowledge, on the 
ri&aefaf principle, I have only a 
few practical remarks to make. I 
tidnk it would be much to the ad- 
vantage of the proprietors of drays 
,«)d town-carts, to make use of a 
lighter, and piore^adtive descrip- 
tion of horses. Such would not 
only perform the same quantity of 
iRTork as the heavy horses, in less 
time, but would not be so liable to 
lieat and founder their feet ; would 
last longer, and consume less. Is 
•proaf on this demanded ? Let the 
enquirer satisfy himself of the la- 
liour performed hy the Suffolk and 
Norf^k cart- horses, which he m'ay 
very easijy do. Let him turn to 
Mr. Culley's account of the Cleve- 
land Bays. Let him look into the 
Annals of Agriculture, where he 
"will find, among many other ob- 
servations highly deserving his at- 
, tentioH, the account of Mr. Col- 
f Iett\s five horses, which drew thirty 
jacks pf barley, over the sandy 
load, from Walton to Ipswich ; 
; and Mr. Constable's cart, of East 
Berghott, which, with only one 
Iiorse, carries ten sacks of flour, 
twenty stone seven pounds each 
sack, live or six miles, over a road 
where are no turnpik<js. But there 
are many proprietors in town, of 

/ • the sanve opinion with myself, on 
ibts head; and one gentleman in 
particular, of the highest respeda- 
llilityin thedistillery, told a friend 
of mine, that, his own horses be- 
ing all engaged, on a certain oc- 
caskm, he was under the necessity 
of era'ploying the light team of a 
larmer, which, to his surprize then, 
went through the day's labour with 
more ease and dispatch, than was 
usual with his own. I shall con-> 
dude my 2Sg\xme,x)iy a 'V Anglaise^ 
that is, oy proposing a wager. It 
lias been hinted to me, that if the 
gentlemen of London and Berk- 
shire, will produce thirty of their 
' largest and best black horses, they 

shall be met by the same number 
from Suffolk and Norfolk, under six- 
teen hands high, to draw in any man- 
ner, either dead pulls, weight, or dis- 
tance, for a thousand. The gentle- 
men -of London would, doubtless, 
like to be let into a good thing ; but 
in such a match, I conceive^ they 
would literally be ' let in with ai 

(To he continued.} . 
To the EoJTOR of the Spoiitin<^ 


PERMIT a constant reader ta 
offer her opinion, in opposition 
to that of Miss Lucretia Lofty 's, 
who abuses tlie low carriages now 
in fashion, as low and cumbersome, 
and as bringing the ladies on the 
same level with the men. I pre- 
sume, Mr. Editor, Miss Lucretia 
prides herself on having a hand- 
some leg and neat ancle, which I 
alk)w high carriages give a very 
fine opportunity of displaying, ia 
getting in and out. Whereas my 
principal personal beauty lays in 
my face; which, as I take every 
opportunity of shewing, I tliink. 
tiie low carriages are most conve- 
nient for that purpose: on which 
account, dear Mr. Editor, Lhope 
you will use your interest to kt;^p 
thorn in fashion, which will greatljr 

Betsy Bright-eye'^ 

• ------ - ^ ._ - " 

LuoiCRous Account ^ a 


ACircumstance of rather a ludi* 
crous nature (although it had 
nearly proved fatal to the party) I 
was an eye-witness to, not -long 

A gentleman, well tutored for a 
, sporting life, having a great pro- 
pensity to the above sporty was \ii\v* 
suing an over-drove ox down Fleet- 
Street, and having got the start c^ 


Matriinmal Sp^rtitig^ 

tbe heuii on one sid^ of Fleet- 
Market, the poor anioattl made a 
sCraight-forward pu^ for j^m. My 
gehtieman (whether off* his gusffd, 
or liaving an inclination to iS^evr 
himself a 'knowit^ spor^fME^j I 
know not) was obliged, in his 
.tarn, to sabmit to be hunted ; and 
not bemg so swift-footed as his 
pursuer, wa^ caught by the waist- 
band of his hreeches, and tossed 
Gv^ the terrified animal, with the 
loss of only a little blood from his 
frobncii. Happily for him, it wa» 
BO worse !^-The most lamentable 

Kt of the story was, his condition 
ngr altered irom a pvwdered beau 
(ip that 43f a complete mud-lark. 

To give you a proper description ^ 
of the Taytor dme fyuer (for that was 
^ profe^ion) it is impossible* His 
dress consisted of 'a handsome blue 
^$i^ white waistcoat, aftl si^ttin 
t^Ciechest his hair as neat and as 
viftute a$ a fri%ew could make it. — 
A r^y d^y, and mud^ plentiful ! 

I oever shall forget his appear- 
^ce when he rose: frightened 
vriih the accident — his face covered 
.^itli blood and mud— -his look 
'^eaembling that of Commodore 
Trunnion when his horse ran away 
sW'itb him— v-bis fine formal frill ren- 
dered Utheswie by the moisture from 
4he ground — his waistcoat, be- 
^neared with mud, <fying with th^ 
blo^ of a sportsman— and, as 
tJlough Fortune was determined to 
bave the sport compleat, his exhi- 
bition behind was no less ludicrous ; 
for, where Che beast had fixed his 
homsy tb^e he contrived to make 
a great opening,* exposing to view,- 
to the no small discomfiture of th^ 
^s^JCting Knight .of the Thimble, 

the bare p r — r of a Bullock- 

.liunter. — Luckily a neighbour took 
y?ir» in, and released him from his 
4ilexnma. , « 

Happy should I be, Sir, for the 
l^ood of the community' at large, if 
tbe law against tiiis diversiiou ws^ 

Vot^XVL Ne.»K 

put in force ; but J fear, those whose 
duty it is to prevent it are often 
bribed to permit it ; and thus it is, 
that the^ lives of many people are 
endangered, by the sensual grati- 
fication of a few lazy scoundrels, 
whose. services might be rendered 
usefiil to the country at large. 

Sam. NijuT Willis, 






THIS was an a£lion tp recover 
damagcJs for a breach tf ^r^- 
mise^ of marriage. 

Mr. Fielding, on the part of the 
plaintiff, statet! that the defendant 
(Mr. Siirry) had |)romised tliis lady ' 
marriage ; and contended} that he 
was entitled to recover, unless it 
should appear the fault arose on the 
woman's side ; and that, where » 
man raises a hope or expectation of 
marriaee, he is bound in hodour, 
as welfas in law, to fulfil it. The 
plaintiff was a widow, and during 
her husband's life, and since His 
decease, she was enabled to sup- 
port hersdij by keeping a school ; 
but, at the soticitation ot Mr. Surry, 
had given up the school, and all 
other business. This adtion was 
brought to rec6ver a compensation 
for the real injury she had sustained. 
-^Mr. Fielding oDserved, that if 
there was such a thing as a heaven 
ori earth, k must be a married 
state ; and he, for his part, wished 
" the single married, and the mar- 
ried happy / ' He ^omised a con - 
siderabie degree of entertainment 
from his learned friend Mr. G arrow 
(counsel for , the defendant) . He 
stated, that the plaintiff had b^oihe 
an obJe6l worthy the prote^ion of 
the jury ; that she^ had lost all means 
of ccmifott ill lifo> and ail.prospe6t 
ojf jUiy Qthie^ marriage ; that all she 

C could 


^ r 


Matrimonial Sporting. 

could receive, for fhp injury she liad 
sustained* must be through their 
interfercAce. " Take her into your 
protedion ! Do by her as you thiuk 
she deserves!" was his language 
to the jury. He said« he was sure 
their verdid would not only prove 
satisfa^ory to him^ but meet with 
the approbation of the learned 
judge, and of the whole court. 

Hannah Bush was examined on 
the part of the plaintiff, by Mr. 
X»awes, and clearly proved the pro- 
mise to ftiarry her. Then the fol- 
lowing letter to Mrs. Harris was 
read by the judge's associate— 

** Mrs. Martha Harris— You say 
I have used you ill but I do not 
think I have at all for I told you 
not to count too much lest some- 
thing should happen to disappoint, 
tho* I did not mean to deceive you, 
but what I have heard and found 
cut I am happy I have time to re- 
pent before it is too late, for I did 
not count at all of marrying till after 
harvest. You say tne day was 
mine but respecting tliat I said if 
before harvest, it must be very soon 
or it would be in harvest ftnd you 
said fix any time soon and 1 will 
make it soon but you said you 
should like to inarry on a Friday, 
for you thought that a good day for 
on a Friday your husband died and 
on a Friday I first came to see you 
and Friday was market day. Make 
it suit YOU ahd I will make it suit 
me. My friends were much con- 
cerned and said you hurried on so 
quick you must be an artful woman 
and was for getting the marriage 
past. Respedin^ what I hear from 
strangers tney wish me to consider 
what I am about for you are a great 
spirit and your daughter is ungo- 
vernable and that if I get married 
Its Hkely there will be debts brought 
in therefore I think myself happy 
that I was warned before it was 
too late and I think myself justified 
la breaking it of and I wish you 

not to trouble me v^iA ai^ more 
letters for I am determinedto cairy- 
it on no longer. 

** John Surry.** 
M-, Garrow addressed the jury 
on^ the part o£ the defendant^ and 
observed, that his learned friend 
(Mi^. Fielding) had bespoke a great 
deal of entertainment from him; 
and that, if any body had stepped 
into court, they would have thought 
they were at BartholomeW Fair. 
'Tis one of the advantages of trials 
in this country, that our courts of 
justice are open to all persons, and 
very useful lessons might be learned 
by both sexes. That it w'as not 
very, easy for him to state the case^ 
with all the nauseous, dis^ting 
circumstances, without oflending 
chaste ears, which for no client 
would he ever do. He was ready 
to admit» that if any man were to 
be <• found base enough to endea* 
vour, by an attful, insidious courts 
ship, to ingratiate himself in the 
heart of a woman> without having 
at the time an intentipn to perform 
his promise, or without some ade- 
quate cause for not performing itt 
if any man can, afler such condu^, 
abandon and forsake her, he had 
no hesitation of applying to him th^ 
.strongest word the English language 
would afford, viz, that he was a 
villain, — He did not know whether 
the lady were in court, or not ; for 
they had been obliged to send the 
trumpets and the javelin-men for i 
her counsel, and he supposed they * 
were all in consultation how they 
should state this case ; and, at the 
maimer they had done it, there was 
not a person, he was sure, who 
heard it, that was not disgusted 
with it, 

*' Indeed," said Mr. Garrow, 
** this farmer (Mr. Surry) has had 
a. liicfy escape!**^ — He perfectly 
agreed with his learned firiend on 
the subject ^f matrimony, and said, 
that xx)ne of th^. energies, which 


Matrmomal porting. 


constitute the comforts of life, are 
like the comforts and satisfaction of 
a martied life. But such a marrieck 
life as Mr. Surry was to have had, 
Was there one of the gentlemen of 
the jury, who had .sons, who would 
wish their spns so to marry, or to 
have such a wife as Mrs. Harris ? 
— She had a husband that took a 

freat deal of killing, after having 
•en seven long years praying for his 
death. On the third day after he 
died, 'this poor man was put under 
jground ; and then he said, " We 
are talking of a woman whose 
feelings have been distressed P* 

His learned friend Intended to 
prove, that this lady hatl watched 
over tiie body of her husband, and 
was inconsofable for his loss, and, 
like a faithful dog at the grave of 
his master, could not be torn from 
it. But, unluckily, she soon made 
love to his client. The first visit 
Mr. Surry paid her, she said,— 
•* Well, Mr. Surry, it is a slander- 
ous world we Ifve inl — Mr. Surry, 
roa were a good friend to my poor 
husband ! It is a wicked world we 
Jive in, Mr. Surry! You was a 
good friend to my dejur, dear hus- 
banfd, that is just gone! In this 
world, a man cailnot do a good- 
natured action, but all the world 
must know it! Would you believe 
it, Mr. Surry, that all the world say 
you are going to keep me company /" — 
Pretty wooing this! ........ 

—The poor farmer said, " Don't 
. break thy heart ! Dry up thy tears ! 
There may come better days ! And 
if thou should'stcome and keep my 
hduse, there are those that do 
worse !" — She got to the farmer's 
house at last, and took the man 
-when he was more than half mel- 
low ; and then the brother- in-law 
was to go to Dr. Parker's for a 

Ji,% soon as this man got home, 
his friends said to him, " Oh-^. John, 
John, what ha\'e you been doing? - 

What are you about, John? You 
are a hasty man ! Do you think 
you can stand a seven years sieg^ 
as old Harris did ? Oh! John, John, 
take care what you do ! " 

Mr. G arrow observed^ that the 
lady wrote a fine hand, was a wo- 
man of education, and kept a school. 
That he dared to say this lady had 
lio such fine feelings as his learned 
friend would wish to insinuate; 
and that the parchment was scrib- 
bled over, about the loss of her school. 
— She had followed her, dead hus- 
band to the grave.^ — Not worn out. 
—Cannot marry, but on a market 
day. — ^ Any day that will suit you^ 
will suit meV^ — I think the gentle- 
n[ian, who looks after her interest, 
should advise her the loss of a little ' 
blood : I think it woukl do her no 
harm ! — Tender soul 1 Tender tur- 
tle dove! — Been a widow a whole 
fortnight \ and been praying ieven 
yearsy and hoping that somebody 
would make her an offer in ^fort^ 
«/^/// /3/9^r her husband'* death ^—i 
What a loss my friend has had ! 
Too^ much for flesh and blood to 

encounter with ! Farmer Surry 

says, " They talk to me about you ! 
They say, you must be a very art- 
ful woman, to hh so mqch in a 
hurry. If you mean to marry me 
for affedlion, you have not consulted 
your own heart. It is too soon !" 

In a fortnight (added Mr. G.)' 
this woman has consulted het own 
heart ! — When the man is about to 
marry, he desires that he -might 
have a little more time: and I 
think you will agree with me, that 
those who told her she was too 
much in a hurry, advised her well. 
— ^ VrAy let me plead with you ! — 
I thought you such a firm man, 
that you would not ^ go batkf from 
your word ! Your own mouth told 
me, you had given it a thought /"— 
And about six or seven days afbec 
old Harris was under the sody she 
began to talk about it. ^ Come in 
2 tha 


Bombay Second Meeting, 179B-99. 



the morning/' says she, ^before t shall ha^e the luck to kSIyou^ seven 

any body is stirring, if it is only to 
speak to the poor moum^ soal ! " 
—What was this pck)r jpourning' 
soul xDouming about? Because she 
could not get another husband in a 
jbrtpight! — ^'^ Put it home!" said 
fihe,^ •* I have more occasion to cry 
<6ut than you think fori — ^Your time 
shall be mine! — Pray, my dear 
Mr. Surry, don't send me such 
short notes as you gave me ! I never 
was so hurt before!" — What was 
she hurt about? She had never 
se6n the man but once, when he 
came to pay the butcher's bill. — 
She invents a story, which she re- 
presents as the story of the neigh- 
bourhood. What does the lady 
complain of here?— She' wanted 
him often to talk about this mar- 
riage. ** You never come in ! You 
send me such short notes! You 
don't come in the morning before 
any body is stirring ! and I never * 
was so much hurt in all my life ! 
When I think of thee, my heart 
is rent in twain! Oh! that I had 
wings like a dove, that I could fly 
to some distant place ! IP it had 
been God's will, I had rather went 
Into the grave with my poor dear 
husband, than be thus oppressed!" 
— Gentlenaen, is not this most fa- 
mous language for t woman, whose 
husband had been dead but a fort- 
night ? ** But/* says Farmer Surry, 
•* I am afraid, if I marry you, 
debts will come in ! You are in too 
great a hurry ! You press me to 
marry you ! I talk of waiting till 
after Harvest!" — But can I forget 
the abominable indecency of this 
s woman, about Friday f I know 
there is a deal of superstition about 
Friday. But, is it not indecent to 
£x that day for the marriage? 
^ Of all days, I shall like that day 
best ! It was a long day for me : a 
seven years breaking niy poor hus- 
band's heart ! He died on a Fri- 
<^/ Marry me on a jFridaj! I 

years hence, ona/r//^.'" 

Mr. Garrow w^s here interrupt-^ 
cd by thSe judge, who told the jury, 
that it appeared clearly in evidence 
that the defendant had promised ' 
her marriage ; and that they Were 
to judge whether any thin^ could 
be reasonably offered in mitigation 
of damages. The reasons were 
principal^ to be discovered in his. 
letter. That it appeared, in ex'i- 
dence, the defendant had visited 
her a number of years, previous to 
her husband's death; and that, 
therefore, he must be perfe^lljT 
acquainted with the temper and 
disposition of the plaintiff, as weB 
as her daughter,^ who was only 

Verdid for plamtiff, damages 

" ■ ■ ■ I II 11 . I . I ■ ■ J ' m t i 

To the Editors cf the SpoRTiKtr 


AGREEABLE to tlie promise 
made in our last communica^ 
tion, we now send you the result ^ 
of the Races at the Second Meet^ 
ing of the Season 4798-99. 

Fripay, \5th Fekruafy^n§9. 

The Gentlemens Sabscrlpttoki Pvaife 

• rf 150 rupees each, open for 
eight subscribers [only seven subr, 
scribed], for all ages and tlescrip- 

* tions, weight fbr age, the best Ki 
' three miie-and-<haif heats, wa» 

run for by 
Mr. Harding's ba. Ar )iorse 

Silver-heels, 14 hands 3 

inches: 10st.4lb* - •/S 1 1 
Maj."Hawkes's gr. 

King David, 14 -hands 1 

inch and a half t lOst. 4lb. 12-2 
Mr. Smith's gr. A. mare - 

Matchless, 15 ' hands 'i 

lOst. lib. 

• * 


A very 6ne race between tbe 
horses. At starting^ the pnar^ the 


Sporfmg Advertisement 


ftt^tffiie: hij^ odds against SilT^r^ 
heeis. The lir^t heat very dose 
ronning, and won by David by not 
more San a length. Even betting ' 
nr the second heat, which was ran 
at score, and a very close contest 
ali round. Five to two against 
King l^urid for the third heat, the 
first mile of which was hard and 
close run, by Silver-heels winning. 
Theknewingones were complete^ 
taken in. 

In running the first heat, the 
mare ran against Kmg David, 
drove \i\m against a bank, and very 
l^ear threw him down. The se- 
cond heat was run in two minutes 
and thirty-five seconds : the course 
i«-a mile and a half and two hun- 
dred and thirty yards. 

sprightly dance was kept up till 

Biorning*s^awn* \ ' ' 

We are, gendei^en. 

Your obedient &c« 
This Members of ^hs 


SAME DAy. ' ' 

The Poncy Purse of 300 rupees, 
catch weights, was run for by 

Major HawLes's ch. A. poney 
Fizgig ------ 1 

Mr. Morse's br. poney Snap - dist. 

Mr. Sniith'sgr. A. ponev Har- 
^ lequm ,------ dr. 

Even bets^at«tartn)g. Thi brown 
poney, though an inch higher than 
f'izg^, was doubly distanced. 

- ^Monday, 18/* Fdrntary^ 1799. 

Jl purse of 300 rupees, for the 
Beaten Horses of tlie Season, 
weight forage, the best of three 
itiile-and-halt' heats, was run for 

Mr. Grant's gr. High- 
lander, aged - - - - I 1 

l^r. Harding's ch. A. colt Fa- 
vourite, three years old - 2 2 

Even betting at starting. Both 
beats were very close run ail round; 
.Ihe first won by not /more than ,two 

A Ball in the evening, which was 
respe6)ably and numerously attend - 
edy finished tiie 5easoh^ when the 

— Y- 


Sporting Aovertisem^kt. 

IT having been represented djii 
- some of the gentlemen of t^io 
Turf Club, that the short perioil 
between the notification of ""the 
last races and the oommencement 
of the first meeting, did not aiford 
sufhcient opportunity for several 
* gentlemen of the society, who 
were so inclined, to provide'horses 
to run for the different stakes: ia 
order to remedy the inconveniaice 
complained of, and to give every 
member of the community a fair 
chance of providing a horse «r 
horses to run at the next season"^ 
races. The gentlemen of the 
Turf Club beg l^ve to publish the 
following arrangements determined 
op at their last meeting of the pre- 
sent season. 

The stakes to be run for, and 
the time of running to be ^ tw9. 


Firsi Mmday in December^ 1 799. 

A Purse of 400 rapees or 5dL 
for two, three, and four years oJ4l 
coUs or fillies, ne\'er haA^ing won a 
regular plate or purse, weight fot 
sige, the best of three, mUe-#nd* 
half heats. 

A Purse of 800 rup<ses or 1Q0I1 
for horses of all ages^ weight for 
age, the best of tbre^ tvvo-mtl^. 
heats. The winner of ^ purse oc 
gentlemens subscription sweeps 
^akesy if a eolt, to c^y Sib. extni, 



Nett; Modf of Managing Dovecots. 

if afive^ skyear old^ or aged horse^ 
^Ib. extra. 

Friday f9ll&voing, 

' « 

A Purse of 800 rupe^ or lOOl. 
Sx aged horses only> weight for 
incl^S| the best of three two- mile 
heats ; the Winner of the pur&e on 
Wednesday not to enter; the win- 
ner of any purse or sweepstakes 
to carry 7 lb. extra. 

Same day the Galloway sweep- 

^ stakes open for ten subscribers, 

100 rupees each (not to exceed 

14 hands) weight for inches^ one 

two-mile heat, P.P. 

A ball in the evening concludes 
the First Meeting. 


The Second Monday in January^ 1 800. ^ 


A Ladies Subscription Purse (or 
colledlion box) for horses of all de- 
scriptions never having won a regu- 
lar plate, purse, or gentlemens 
subscription sweepstakes, catch 
weight, the best of three mile-and- 

Wednesday foUowing, 

The Gentlemens Subscription 
Sweepstakes value 1800 rupees (if 
full) open for twelve subscribers 
150 rupees each for horses of all 
descriptions, weight for age, the 
best'of three two-mile heats, P. P: 

Fnday foll<ywtng» 

A Pune of 300 rupees, with a 
stake of three gold mohurs each 
for the' beaten horses of the season, 
not having been distanced, weight 
lor age, the best of three mile-and- 
half heats. 

Same day a Sweepstakes of five 
gold mohurs each, with 30® rupees 
trom the subscription fund, to be 
run for by horses of all descriptions, 
weight tor age, one three-mile 
heat ; horses never having won al- 
lowed 3 lb. 

A ball in the evening finishes 
the season 1799 — 1800. 

N. B. Ten per cent, to be de- 
duced from each plate, purse or 
sweepstakes, to go to the general 
fund, for keeping the course in or- 
der, &c. the weights will be regu- 
lated at the first meeting of the 
club in September. 

Bombay^ \st ApiU^ 1799. 

New Mode of managing 



From Mr. Parkinson *« Experienced 

DOVECOTS pught to be built 
SO spacious, tJiat the pigeons 
may with ease and comfort to them- 
selves fly al?out within them ; and 
that, if any thing alarm them firom 
without, they may readily escape. 
If a dovecot be high, and narrow 
within, pigeons will dislike going^to 
the bottom. I have known, wliea 
young pigeons have tumbled out of 
the nest, that the old ones have suf- 
fered tliem to starvfe, rather than go 
to the bottom to fkek them. I had 
a summer-house in my garden, 
which I converted. into a dovecot. 
For sake of omainent, I raised my 
new building a considerable height ; 
but the inside was narrow* like a 
well. The young pigeons fre- 
quently fell on the floor, some of 
w^ich were found dead with empty 
craws, others picked up alive, but 
half flarved. No pigeons ever 
laid their eggs in the bottom holes, 
nor would even the young roost in 
them. We had a great number 
in the winter, because we fed them 
well ; but many flew away in the 
summer. I put in a floor about 
half way down, and they pros- 
pered much better. A man, ivbo 
besides exercising other trades, 
went about the country to kill rats, 
and had been employed in that c^- 


New Mode of Managing Dovecots. 


packy by ah Uncl^ of mine, was 
^gagedJby a neighbouring gentle- 
maij to repair sotne nests in his dove * 
cot J the largest and best I ever 
saw. Having a strong inclination 
to build a cot, and raise a stock of 
pigeons, and hearing of this famous 
dovecot^ I went with the ratcatcher 
to view it. The nests were alt 
made of small wickers, like basket- 
work. Though this was qmite a 
new method to me, I could veVy 
easily conceive it was the best I had 
seen; tlie pigeon in a wild state 
makes her nest so ; and he will not 
err much who observes and takes 
nature for his guide. However, as 
this method was expensive, I varied 
from the plan, and made mine of 
clay and laths. I did not inclose it 
in front, because I then thought 
(what I am now convinced is ,tru^) 
that^igeons like, to be more at li- 
berty than the common form of 
<k>vecots allow. The on6 I exa* 
mined was in the middle of a town, 
and in the centre of a' most po- 
pulous street. I was amazed the 
number of people almost conti- 
nually near the place did not dis- 
turb the pigeons so much as to make 
Ihem forsake tlieir habitation, espe- 
cially jas a blacksmith V shop was 
.cftuated close to it ; but my guide, 
tlie rat-catcher, told me that 
pigeons delighted in noise and cohi- 
paiw, and that, if they left the cot, 
he knew how to fetch tliem back 
again. I thought he dealt a little 
too much in the wonderful. He 
advised me not to stock the dove- 
cot until the latter end of the year 
' with the harvest flight ; as pigeons 
bred ^t that time are the stoutest 
for the winter., I followed his ad- 
vice, and in the proper season co- 
lonised it .with four dozen of 
pigeofis, and kept them inclosed Ibr 
sonie tiraej but when they were 
let out, they all flew away in a few 
dajs. One pr two would somer ♦ 
t4me« come a,bout the cot, but I 

despaired of eJv^r making tlt^ni' 
fond enough of their.' habitation to 
Inrieed in it. Recolleding boW-' 
ever thte assertion of the pigeon- ■ 
conjuror, I sent for him, and he- 
paid me a visit the next day. Hfe 
began by filling a pot with water, 
and iminediately threw some in- 
gredients which he took from \m 
pocket into the water; set th« 
wJiQle on the fire to boil, and kept 
stirring the ingredieitts about until 
they were entirely dissolved. He 
went with this mixture into the 
dovecot, and took great pains to* 
lay it on with a painter*s brush both 
in a;nd outside the holes. He then ^ 
got a ladder, and in the same mafi^- 
tfer washed over the loover,or aper- 
ture, where the pigeons enter, with 
the same mixture. 

In spite of the assurances given 
nie by the operator, that my pige- 
ons would return, and perhap<i with 
additional company,! did no): place 
implicit faith in his predi^ions, and 
could not avoid expressii^ some 
doubts of the attrading power of 
his nostrum. But he consented to 
Stop- until the next day, when the 
pigeons were to make their appear- 
ance ; upon the terms — ^ No jm- 
geons, no pay." — About elev^ai 
o*ck)ck a single pigeon came, and 
about three the same day, all my 
emigrants returned. My stock soon 
grew numerous, and they never af- 
,ter forsook the cot. A most ex- 
traordinary good one it soon proved^ 
with the assistance of a colony of 
strangers, who had been enticed to 
take up their residence by the fas- 
cinating accommodation provided 
by my rat-catcher. I could not 
prevail upon the man to disclose hi* 
secret, or I would here give the 
, recipe for the public good ; but the 
principal ingredients were undoubt- 
edly salt and asa-foetida. How- 
ever, as he had convinced me of his 
skill in pigeons, 1 listened carefully 
to his instfi^ptions concerning the 



Naturalizing Zalt-Water Fish. 


■MaMym ent ^iftlieia. He adviied 
j^cinBvertogointoftdoveuot later 
tfapi mid-day, but as early in a 
ttMRung af convenient. What- 
ever repairs are neoessaryy either 
. to the Duikling or to the nests, 
sbould be done before noon; for, 
Sf yoa disturb the pigeons in the 
afternoon, they will not rest con- 
lentedly the whole night ; and the 
neatest part perhaps will not enter 
9ie cot until the otext day, but will 
ik moping on the ground ; and if 
VI breeding-^6, either a number 
^ e^ggs may be spoiled, or several 

Soog^ ones starved to death. He 
ewise cautioned me against let: 
/ 4ing the first flight fly to increase my 
'stock, but to take every one of . 
tb^m; as tliese will come iq what I 
is catted hmting-time^ that is, be- 
tween seed-time and harvest. It 
is then that pigeons are the scarcest; 
^uid many(» the young would pine 
io death through weakness during 
that season. It is necessary to give 
£xKi to pigeons during the bentmg- 
season only; but it should be done 
by three or four o'clock in the 
morning; for they rise early. If 
^u serve them much later, they 
%irill keep hovering about home, 
•nd be prevented taking their ne* 
Csessary exercise. If you feed them 
Ihe year round, they will not breed 
pear so well as if forced to seek 
their own food ; for they pick up in 
tlie J^elds what is pleasant and 
liealthy to them, and from the be- 
ginning of harvest to the end of 
> seed time they find plenty. 

. fm^mi^m^\ [■■■II I IMiiii m i I <piMt 

•Awci^NT Combats' in Tot- 
iiii.x.-Fi£Los, Westminster. 

MR. Strtitt, in his " complete 
View of the Manners, Cus- 
toms, Arms, Habits, &c. of the In- 
habitants of England, from the 
Arrival of the Saxons to the pre- 
Jient Time; with a short accou&t of 

tlie Britons, during the Qoriwtk^ 
ment of the S^omans,*' remarks, 
that in the superstitious days of our 
fbre&thers, when writs of ' right 
were determined by combat, the 
ecclesiastics, and others who were 
too bashful to look justice in ther 
face, were permitted to substitute 
cham|K(Mis tor that dangerous ce» 
remony: tlie law-lords had litth 
more to do thanio adjust the punc- 
tilios, and fix the day for the com- 
bat. Before they eAcoantered| it 
was the business (^ the chief jus* 
tice to measure the staves of the 
combatants, and^ to search if they 
had any rl^me^ charm or herb^ about . 
them : if any was found, the courl 
forthwith d^tssed the champtons 
for that day; but if cm the con- 
trary nothing unlawful appeared, 
they proceeded to Tothii^fields, the 
place appointed for those jodiciai 
combats ; and we find but one in* 
stance where the devil was con- 
sulted ' on those - perilous emer- 
gencies. < In the 29th of £dwaid 
the Third, the champion of the 
Bishop of Salisbury (in a writ of 
right fi)r the castle of Thoibom^.) 
was fbund to have rolls of whema 
and ittvocatiotu wrapped about him/ 
Which plainly demonstrate that tlje 
Bishop had more confidence in the 
sorcery of his old frierd, than in 
any other interest whatever. 

Naturalizing Salt-Watee. 


Ci Noel, in a memoir read in the 
> • Philomatic Society in Paris» 
aiier taking a view of the advan- 
tages, recommends the naturalizii^ 
salt- water fish in rivers and ponds, 
and particularly the herring, by 
construding an artificial pond i>e* 
tween two islands of the Seine, 
and to deposit iii it herrings full of 
roes, both hard and soft^ which 
might be carried thicher^in one of 

"^ Am lent Matmisf of Hunfi»g\' 

2k^ boats. To emure the suc- 
!I8 of this first operation, the 
-same boats m^ht Tepair to the 
iiskiqg banks, when the herrings 
have spawned^ and take up a, 
'lading ot fecundated ova to be car- 
ried to liil artificial pond, with cer- 
tain precautions, which the author 
points out in i;iis memoir. C . Moel 
■ mentions a great many instances 
^hich seem to' prove that the her- 
ring is fond of freshwater. He 
relates in' experiment of Dr. 
Pranklin, who stocked one of the 
rivers of New England with her- 
rings by depositing in the water 
leaves ol plants covered witli ova. 
To add some, force to the proofs 
adduced, C. Noel took a view of 
the diiferent kinds of fish ,wi:ich, 
by the art of man> had been tram- 
planted iirom one -climate to another. 

■■ IT 

».—••"— ~*—»^>"i"." 

Ancient Manner of Hunt- 

I/i the Higlilands of Scotland. 

IN the year ,1.^63, the Earl of 
Athol, a prince of the blood 
royal had, with 'much trouble and 
vast expencQj'a hunting-match for 
the entertainment of our most illus- 
trious and most gracious ^queeft. 
Our people call this a royal hunt- 
ing. 1 was then a young man, 
and was present on this occasion. 
Two 'thousand highlanders, or wik> 
Scotch, as you call them hiere, were 
employed to drive to the hunting 
ground, all the deer from the woods 
and hills of Athol, Badenoch, Marr, 
Murray^ and the countries about. 
As these highlanders use a light 
dress, and are very swift of foot, 
they \went; up and down so nimbly, 
that in less than two months time 
they brought together two thousand 
-red deer, besides roes and falioff 
deer- The queen,* the great men, 
%nd a iium!>ec of others, were in a 

Vol. XVI. No. 91. 

glen w^en aM • UiW deer w^e 
brought befprt them ; believe me, 
the whole body moved forward in 
something like battle order.' This 
^ sight still strikes t6e \ for they bad a 
leader whom they followed cloise 
wherever he moved. ' 
' " This. leader was a very 6ne 
stag, with a very high head j this 
sight delighted the queen very 
much, but she soon had -e^use for 
fear J upon the EarPs (who had 
been from his ' early days accus^ 
tomed to such sights) addressing 
her thus' — ^ Do you observe that 
stag, who is foremost of the herd? 
for if either fear or rage shoulcl 
forc^ him from the ridge of that 
hill, let every one look to himself 
for none of us will be out of tfie 
way of harm ; for the rest will fol- 
low this one, and having thrown us 
undejr foot, they will open a pas- 
sage to this hill behind us^'*-*— What 
happened a mometit after confitmed 
this opinion : for the queen ordered 
one of the best dogs to be let loose 
on one of the deer; 'this the dog 
pursues, the leading stag was fright- 
ened, he flies by the same way he 
had come there, the rest rush after 
him, and break out where thfe 
thickest body of highlanders was ; 
they had ndihing for it but to throw 
themselves flat on the heath, and to 
allow the deer tb pass over them. 
It was told the queen that several , 
of the highlanders had been wound- 
ed^ and that two or three had teeii 
killed out-jright; and the whole 
body had got off*, had not the high- 
landers, by their skill in hunting, 
fallen upon a 'stFsttagem to cut off 
the rear ifrom the maiii body. It 
was of thdse that had been ,sepa- 
rated^ diat the queen's dogs and 
those of the nobility mlade flaugh- 
ter. There were killed that day 
three hundred ind sixty deer, with 
fi\Q wolves, and some roes.*' 





TTie WUd Hutasmm. 

8nd deav«T, anid the otEor on the 
Jew's harp. She was, it must b^ 
confessed (in full song), a fine com- 
pass .of voice, great light and shade, 
and a most enchanting ^^'/^sm^/o. 
Master Tripe's performance, too, 
was "astonishing : more firmness of 
finger, and delicacy of touch, we 
n^ver witnessed. At that pathe- 
tic part of tiie cantata,** Fm- Sal had 
the gift of the gahy^' vye observed a 
tear of sensibility gently' stealing 
down the ehedt of the feir Mrs. 
NoggiK. On enquiring the cause, 
we found that her delicate feelings 
had been cruelly wounded by that 
' jaat of the song reviving^thie late 
0f her unfortunate daughter, who, 
a IHlle tone before, on accoont of 
tfome amt4tifk ^fuUsaetim, had been 
' Iran^orted to Botany Bay. To 
thiti |>efiod, .nothing could exceed 
Uict decorum, of the assembly} 
when^ unludcriy, a person (for we 
cannot call him a Gentleman), who 
is supposed to have intruded him- 
self under tl^esandlion of n forged 
ikket*^ abruptly exclaimed^^ l>---n 
all this cheek mu A: ! let us have 
a Mttle jaw-work t)f another sort I 
Where are the hot motton-pies that 
Mother Swipes promised? — A reel 
was now performed, in <a capital 
ityle, by a part of the coinpany. 
When the eldest Miss Dunstan^ who 

jwas one of the dancers, in conse- 
quence (as it was thought) of her 
having inadvertently mixed too 
intfeh gin in her purl, tumbled with 
tomo force against Miss Slammer- 
kin, \ who, stepping back, asked 

^l>er, in an angry tone, if she had a 
mind to be running her rigs ? tel- 
iin^ ht%r, at tlie Same time, that she 
would ** dhn her dc^-Ughti /" — Such 
an insult was too mu^, even for the 
eentleness and Ibrbearance of Miss 
Dunst«n,who, squaring her elbows, 
asked Miss ' Slammerkid ^ what 

'" ' « I il« ■ I ■ t I III 11 I l| r i ■ p I I l. ^ i I » _ 

"^ This aUudcA- to the hoax of fahe 
tickeu of iavitatioQ t9 the Marquis -of 
iAbcicoin's balT. . • 

she was for ?"— •*< A Ting I a iteg !** 
was instantly vociferated from every 
quarter of the room \ when, luckily, 
Mrs. Bungay interposed, and re? 
monstrated, with great earnestness, ' 
on the impropriety of such condu% 
and dt'siredthem to ^;onsider how 
such vulgar proceedings would bo 
reprobated, by the company wlio 
frequented any.. of the assemblies 
which they might consider as'theif 
competitors ! — This did not ^il to 
bring all parties to a proper sense 
of the respect that was due to their 
own chara^ers, and every thing 
was amicably adjusted: the hot 
mutton -pies were introduced, and 
the ladies watted for no solicitations 
to testify their pradlical- approba- 
tion of the gin and purl.^ — About 
tKree in the morning, the assembly 
began to separate : carts were pro- 
vided ^Qii those whp could nol 
walk; the riders in wUch, falling 
to blows soon after their quitting the 
roonft, w^re seized by the watch^ 
and all safely Icxlged in Tothili-* 
fields Bridewell. 

The Wild Huntsman. 
( Coniini(ed from page 256, last voln ) 

BUT upon entering a largs 
plain, how great was our 
joy at beholding* once mor^ tiie 
peaceful abodes of man. The 
village we found to bp of consi- 
derable extent ; but the inn, if sGch 
it may be called, was one of ^he 
most execrable that ever I set foot 
in in the whole course of my life. 
** Benedicite !" exclaimed the .land- 
lord, all astonishment at seeinj^ |l 
post-chaise draw up before his 
door, a phaenometion which caused 
iiim to stare as much as if the. .Grand 
Turk in person had come to pajr 
lujn a visit. It wzts no wonderi 
therefore, if the bill of fare of the 
house contained nothing more t^iaix 
a few smoaked sausages^ same 
rusty bacon^. and a stale lo£^l of 


' f 

The W^ld Huntsmn$. 


brows biead. Wine, or beer, be 
assured us, was not to be had. in the 
wbob neigbboarhood ; and such 
was the goodness of . his brandy, 
that even oar postillion was glad 
to wash^ his moutl^ at'ter swallow- 
iiig.a glass of it.^ 

1 enquired whether the lord of 
the manor resided oh his estacte, 
^ boping to meet with better adcom- 
jnodation JHrom the hospitality of a . 
. stranger; but received fer answer, 
that the manor house was entirely 
waste and uninhabited, nobody 
having been able to live in it for 
this century past, and upwards. I 
demanded the reason*. 

** Why, as- to matter of that, 
look ye, gentlemen, ^reptied the 
landlord,) it is an affair which no- 
body much cares to speak about : 
neither dare I on any account, give 
you any item of the bu^ness to- 
ni^t : but wait (he added) till to- 
montiw mommg, and then, if you^ 
are not able to divine the cause \ 
yourself, why, I will evek let you 
into garticiilars." 

I, lor my own part was too much 
interested in this obscure answer, 
to get any sleep after we had re- 
tired to bed. But ruminating 
iipot> the singularity of the circum- 
stance^ about midnight my . ears 
were actually alarmed with the dis- 
tant sound of horses hoofs, and the 
echoing thunder of trumpets, horns^ 
«nd other wind instruments. The 
ooise drew near ; and presenjtly a 
whole tj:oop of horse seemed to 
pass in lull gallop by the window ; 
the air at the same tune resounding 
with such a full band of music, 
that,, had it not been for the un* 
reasonable hour, added to the dis'- 
agreeableness of the night, I should 
have, imagined his serene highness, 
the ele6tor, with all his whole 
cxiurt and retinue, had marched 
through the place on a royal hunt- 
siig party. I^he Count awok'e wkh 
the noise, and abruptly &ti^ti(ig up 

— ^ What can be the meaning rf 
al] this?-' he deoianded, with a 
mixture of fear and astoni^mbnf* 
To this question I. was as little aHe 
to give a sat^fa6tory answer as 
himself. I continued, th^efor^, to 
listen with the greatest attontioa 
to what was trania^ing ; and per^ 
ceived, to my no sro^l surpriee^ 
that these nodumal nimrods luid 
hardly' passed oar inn, before Iho 
noise of their hor^ and instrcH 
iments died away, and the.whofe 
place was as silent as beibre. 

Not being ai^ to sleep, I 
wrapped myself up in my great 
coat, and drawing a chair to Ihit 
window, awaited with anxious sot-v 
patience the tardy retiUB of dajp<f 
At lei^^ the morning began to 
dawn; uie whole village re-echoed 
with the crowing of cocks, whidi, 
I may truly say^ never sounded nioi« 
grateful in m^ ears. The Coaiit 
at the same time awaktc^, and see^ 
ing me already dressed'-r-** Whj» 
you are up by times, io-<iay^ Siz^i 
(he begaOt rubbing his eyes). Pray 
tcU me what noise that was whics 
disturbed us last nigbit.^" 

" Indeed, my lord, (I replied^ 
my puriosity in this respe^l is at 
least equal to , ;^oar own ; an^ 
hardly can I wait till we receiva 
the promised information irom oua 

Hardly had I pronounced theso 
words, when the. landlord made:htg 
appearance. *' Well, gentlemen, 
he began^ have your honours heard 
any thing extraordinary last night ?" 

^ But too much! (was my re« 
pIyX« However, pray inform me 
WHO and what kind of hunters 
they are that seem so fond of ex<« 
ercisin^ their sport at.midnight V* 
■ ^ Why yes, to be sure, (resumea 
the landlord) these are mattes, as 
I. said before, which one don't much 
CfO-e to talk about. I was uawit^ 
ling to satisfy your enquiries -yes-i 
terday.' However, as I promised 




April Fooling Extraordinary. 

, to gire you a relation of the whole 
afiair this mornicgy yoa shaU find 
me as good as my word. > 

"• Here, at the bottom of the 
village, stands a large house, which 
formerly '"was the residence of the 
lord of the manor. >iow, you 
must know, it so happened, that a 
great many years bacjc, one of these 
lords was a terrible wicked man, 
who cared neither for God nor 
lievil, and treated his stSjefls worse 
than his cattle. Nobody could do 
any thing to please him. Even his 
own children he would bang and 

' kick about like dogs, and for the 
least trifle order them to be thrown 
into a dark, filthy hole, or dungeon, 
where they were at last starved to 
death. His subjeds he nevei; called 
by any other name than his beasts^ 
and a^ such he treated them. In 
short, he was a true devil incarnate \ 
Now, this wicked paan delighted 
in nothing so much as in hunting. 
In his woods he harfa)oured all 
kinds, of game, even the most sa- 
vage, wild boars especially, which 
made terrible havock and ruination 
in the fields and gardens of his pea- 
sants: ^nd yeX^ it' any of th^ latter 
only offered to drive away one of 

, ' those furious animals, that was, per- 
haps, treading down his corn, or 
devouring his turnips, he was Sure 
to be confined for weeks together 
Vp<m Eread and water. Whenever 
this nobleman thought proper to 
go a hunting, the whole village was 
obliged to draw out and accom- 
pany him ; and on these occasions 
he would make them supply the 
place of dogs, and set them upon 
the game, wlvich^ .whenever they 
were not ahie to catch, he would 

' horscrwhip and worry them with 
bis hounds till they feU down dead 
at his feet. 

** One time, as he was indulging 
in ihesQ cruel pra6lices till late at 
iMght^he was thrown from his horse, 
atid brol^e his n^k upon the spot. 

" The clergy would iK)t suffer him 
to be interred in jthe church- yard 
' like a Christian, for which reason 
he was' buried in a corner of hi? 
park. But now th^ terrible judg- 
ments of Divine vengeance becarae 
manifest; for to the present day, 
his wretched soul is not suffered to 
rest. At certain stated times and 
seasons, the wrath of Almighty 
God obliges him every night the 
moment it striked twelve, to ride 
through the village, and, with Bel- 
zebub and his heihsh train, to drive ' 
into the manor-house, where h^ 'is 
fain to stay till one o'clock in the 
morning, which no sooner^ is heard 
to strike, than tjae whole infernal 
troop of them are remanded back 
to the bottomless pil." ^ 


TO begin with the Metrojx)lis, 
(besides the private hits upon 
the public credulity on the first 
of April), the following bill was 
posted in several places on the 
other side of the water 



** Surrey against Kent, 
^ " To be Run this day, April the 
1st, 1800, in the Borough Road, 
St. George's Fields, by two Wee- 
GEEs (lately arrived from Bengal) « 
To be rode by two Blacks. To be 
'run from the King's Sench to the 
Obelisk, and back, six times. *In 
three heats. For Fifty Guineas. — 
N. B. To start at two o'clock." 

And on Tuesday the 1st of April, 
a favf' hand- bills were stuck up in 
Kendal, purporting that a person, 
who stiled himself Signior Gaudentia 
de Lucca^ or The Little Devily would 
perform the most - surprising and 
extraordinary feats, on the tight* 
rope, that had ever been exhibited 
to the public, at the Old Castle 
Yard, on the Tuesday evening fol- 

A^ril FmHn^ Extraordmary. 


lowing. iThe bOl oootained a jg^^aA. 

' -deal of unintelligible jargon, which 
no person was able to make out, 
but which was supposed to be 
Welch, from the great number of 
consonants in it. 

Notwithstanding the nnintelligi- 
bloness of the bill, a concourse of 
people assembled, at the time ap- 
pointed, to the number of live 
hundred and upwards. The owner 
of the castle had appointed con- 
stables, and others, to keep the 
multitude from breaking down the 
young trees, &c. No performer 
yet appeared ; when, after waitihg 
near an hour in the utmost expec- 
tation, they at last « concluded it 
must have been a hum upon the 

f town, and breathed nothing but 
revenge on the persons who had 
stuck the bills up — if they could 
find them out. The next morning 
tjie following translation was stuck 

' at the foot of the bill — 

^ All y* good people, who cxpcft to see 
The greatest wonders thus perforixj'd to be; 

' TheLiTTLEOEViLbidsyougoroschool, 
And cliere learn hence to be, xio April Fool ! 

At Harwich also, on the very 
same day, a Danish sailor, belong- 
ing to an English gun-vessel, pre- 
tended that three years a^o, when 
in a Spanish prison, he sdld him- 
self to the Devil, in order to pro- 
cure his release ; through whom it 
was accomplished, and he was sud- 
tienly transported, in a way that 
he wias not^ sensible of, to a great 
distance from his place of confine- 
ment, and supplied with a bag of 
inopey, by his new master: that 
he got a respite from him for three 
years ; and a few days back, the 
time being expired, his new master 
canie for him on board the vessel, 
at ten o'clock at night ; but, being 
tinwiliing to leave this world at 
present, he, by intreaties, had a 
lurther respite of eight days, when 
the Devil was to come for him 
again. In thie mean time these 

circumstances were made l3lowl^ 
and his officer ordered him oo shore 
to sick-quarters ; and, as soon as it 
was made public, great numbers 
of people w^ent to see the man, 
and many, were credulous enoB^ 
to believe his story. By ten o'clock 
at night, three or rour hundred 
people a^embled round the bous^ 
and many we^-e admitted, with two 
Dissenting Ministers, whose united 
prayers proved so great an obstacle- 
to the Devil's appearance to take 
away the poor sailor, that the coq> 
course returned to their houses 
much disappointed, after waiting 
about two hours to behold the iu~ 
fernal agent. 

, The man now says, the .reasoor 
his master did not come, agreeablj 
to tlie appointment, is owing to his 
being very much engar^ed with ^ic 
Corn Factors and Millers at <ind 
about London. 

And, on Thursday the lOfli, 


took place, when, notwithstandiiig 
the unfavourableness of "the wea- 
lth er, a pedestrian set off, booted^ 
from Westminster Bridge, about 
three o'clock, and, after a soakmg^ 
Valk, arrived at L^atherhead a 
quarter of an hour sooner than ex- 
pected, and was theie met by his 
Dorking iriends, who accompanied 
him the remainder of his journey, 
which he accomplished within tlie 
time agreed on : but we are sorry: 
to add, that, owing to the fionour of 
the parties concerned, the fame 
(exclusive of a wet jacket) which 
he has acquired by the feat, is the 
ordy satisfaclion he is likely to re- 
ceive. The following lines were 
written on the occasion — . 

The walk is o'er, the wager won, 
- The tonnb lad to town returns. 
And reckons on the golden ftorc, 
VVhich in Idea his pocket bums. 

With looks that spc;kk pedestr'iMn pnJe^ 
He haptens to claim the staled sum ; 

Bu^ 6iids, alas ! to his surprise. 

His friecd< are flcd^ and all's a hum ! 


On Pike-Fishmg. 


With OM Etcbimg i^^ i^.How^iT. 

WE have this month given a 
plate of Pike-Fishing \ and, 
to many of our readers, a ievv ob- 
servations on that amusement may 
not be unacceptable. 
' There are two modes of Ashing 
for pike, called Trolling and Snap- 

In Trolling, the pike is permitted, 
ivkh all possible ease to himself, to 
take the bait away to bis hold, be 
it far or near, and there to lie un- 
di&tiurbed by you till he has pouched 
it, whioh is often ten minutesf or 
worey but which may be perceived 
hf the line beginning to move 
a^pftin* This is the signal to strike 
jMm : do this strongly, and play him 
tiU he is tired. 

In Snapping, the pike is to be 
struck as soon as he^has taken the 
bait^ Strike, if you can, the con- 
trary way to that which he goes ; 
HK^ at least, strike upright. 


Hod, strong, yet pliable; from 
three to four yards long. ^ 

Wheel, a multiplier, with thirty 
yards, at least, of strong wove hair- 
line. Put a good double box-swi- 
v^ to the end, and another a yard 

Hooks armed on gimp, about 
a fo^t long. 

There is a variety of hooks for 
. trolling with the dead bait, sold at 
every fishing-tackle shop, which 
must be baited according to the 
contrivance of their respective 
forms; and which, without the 
hooks, it would answer little pur- 
pose to attempt to describe. 

To troll with the live bait, whip 
a single or a double hook on a 
piece of gimp (in -strength accord- 
ing to the si^e of the fish you are 
entitled to expedl in the water) 
leaded with thfee ot ipuir swan- 

shot, about rnne Inches abore the 
book* Fish with a large cofk float, 
and bait by hanging your b^t-fish 
by a good hold through the back 
fia. " V . 


Rod the same, or somewhat 
longer, and the top stronger and 
v^ry sm^t in the spring. Use a 
multiplying wheel, and a st):ong 
wove hair-^line. ' % 

Hooks are variously put together 
for snapping with the 'dead bak^ 
which, unseen, it would be waste 
time to attempt to describe the 
modes of baiting. 

For a live bait, the cammon 
double spring snap-hook is very 
good. Bait it by hanging alive 
tish by the back fin on the small 
hook, and fifli with a large cock 
float.^ — Remember, when you fish 
the dead bait, a|ways to cut away 
carefully, from the bait-fish, one of 
tlie gill-fins, and one of the vent- 
fins on. the contrary side: it will 
play infinitely betteri 
- In trolling or snapping, your 
dead bait must not be sufiered to 
lie still in the water. Drop it in 
as gently as you can, and let it be 
permitted to sink a little, then 
gently raised, tlien allowed to sink 
lower, now drawn a little this way, 
now that, and, with short and gentle 
jerks, keep it in continual molion, 
to imitate that of a live fish. 
/•If you are to fish far out irom 
tne bank (as you often must), col- 
leifl some coils of your line on your 
hand, hold them easily, and sud* 
denly letting them go, assisted, by ' 
ttie spring of your rod, and'' the 
weight otyour bait- fish and lead, 
you will soon obtain the kj|^ck (^ 
throwing with great certaiiUy, and 
to a very '^ considerable distance. 
As your bait approaches you in 
fishing, gather up your line again 
gradually, and be ready to throvtr 
again. — Accustom yourself to iisfa 
deep enough, and be v^y careful 






Moveable Orchestra cf Hunttiis Music. 


Hiere 18 no obstmdion to ihe run^ 
«fng of your line (in trolting) the 
instant you feel a fish ; for, if he^is 
checked) or pricked, he will most 
jikely leave the bait. 

Fof baits, no kind of fish confies 
amiss to Ihe Pike^ when feeding ; 
but a- Gudgeon or Bleak, or asmatt 
^Roadi oif DaCe, is to be preferred. 
'In waters where they frequently 
meet with them, a small Trout is 
«fi excellent bait. 

The Pike feeds most in clear 
(Water, and. in warm, dark, winder 

To fh Editor of the Sporting 

OBSERVING that your Ma- 
ga^hie has lately become the 
J^ppsitoi-y of -several valuable -and 
.curious communications from the 
German lai^uage, appropriate to 
the divertisements of the field, and 
the general views of sportsmen 
and men of pleasure, I am encou- 
raged to send you the following 
account of the Hunting Music of 
•Russia, and. the particular efiTe^s 
of a: grsind fiti at Moscow. It is 
iMtra6ted from a work ktely pub- 
lutte^) in (he German language, at 

I am, your'a, 



TiTE history of the iraprovemertt 
tabove hinted observes, that the 
Hunting Music of Russia Was in- 
vented' by M A R ESC H, a Boltemian, 
snd an excellent performer upon 
the horn, Musjcian to the chamber 
,€S Ihe Empress Elizabeth about' 

Vol.. XVL No. 91. . 

1748. He was afterwards Master 
of the Imperial Chapel, and died 
in 1794.. ; ' 

In thfe execution of this horn 
music, twenty perforijiers, at least, 
are required ; and forty aVe not Joa 
many. Svme of these instruments, 
are long and strait, others short and 
curved ; each is a monotone, or of 
one sound, the number of- sounds 
in the whole system bein^ but 
ninefy-one; so that, when forty 
performers are engaged^ sever^ 
are obliged to play two or three 
parts. Some of the horns go iow^ 
than hprns in general ; the sound^ 
too, are more tremulous, and act 
with greater power upon distant 
hearers. The horns can also in- 
crease the sounds, or make theili 
die away; so that, afc a distance, 
the effedt is like that of musipal 
glasses in a chamber.; and theoK- 
fw%dtQ^ crescendo^ and dimuniendo^ are 
likewise produced with astonishing 
effed and sweetness, in passages 
replete with harmony and pathos. 

At d grand festival given ai 
Moscow^ in 1763,. during the' last 
week of the Russian carnival, ^ 
small mount was raised on a sledg^^ 
six fathoms high, and forty in cir- 
cumfei'ence. This sjedge, or or- 
chestra, being -decorated with trees, 
shrubs, and branches of fir, upon 
which were hung dead stags, deer.?, 
hares and foxes, had a surprizing 
appearance. .Huntsmen were al^ 
so skilfully concealed, (nothing but 
their caps being to be seen) . that a 
concert, suddenly began by tben^^ 
had all the eifecl of magic. 

The machine, being moveablet 
was drawn through jhe city ^y 
twenty-two axen, passing the house 
where the Empress dined, fgr 
whose entertainment this grand 
^nd unique exhibition was lA* 




Debate on Bull-baiting. 


[Debate in the House of Commonly on 

s f riday» April iS, xSoO) on the mdtion 

of .Sir Witt. Puhcncy, for reconsiderinj^ 

I the re|K>rt of the Commicteey on the 

' Bill to prevent BuU-baicing.] 

AFTER Sir Wm. Pulteney had 
• so moved, 
, Mr. Windham said, that if he had 
sooner known of such a Bill having 
been before the House, he should 
have opposed it, because he consi- 
dered it a measure which the House 
ought not to entertain. It went to 
'do away a pradice that had sub- 
sisted as long as the coimtr^ itself: 
and the evils of which> so iar £'om 
being enci>fcased, there was every 
reason to suppose had been of' late 
'years considerably diminished. For 
*his part he had never been present 
at a Bull-baiting in his life, and he 
believed there were many persons 
who had never heard of such a 
thing : no complaints had ever been 
made of the praflice, and there- 
fore thought it a subject unworthy 
of legislative interference, which 
ought never to be exercised on 
(trifling matters. These were not 
Hi times for that busy meddling 
spirit, ih3.i pruritus UgUferenda^ with 
' -which some gentleoien appeared to 
, bea^uated. It would now appear, 
;as )S every man who, from local or 
'personal motives wished to put a 
stop to any particular pra6lice, had 
nothing to do but to bring in a Bill 
for that purpose, which, on account 
' of the ipipropriety of discussing it, 
stood a chance of passing into a 
*law; but which, on account of that 
vexf impropriety, ought never to 
have been introduced into Parlia- 
ment. His broad objection to this 
Bill was, that the^evil it complained 
oii if such existed, was not of mag- 
nitude enough to call for legislative 
interference. Thk little petty med- 
dling spirit of legislation was aa 
evil of much grttater extent than 

any it complained of,' and shooM \ 
never be countenanced by . that ] 
House. A great part of this sysr J 
tern was founded on the supposed 
condition of the poor." On the 
sulked of the poor, he was happy 
to inform those gentlemen present, 
that they should soon see a publica- 
tion, which should oaly require to 
be seen, in order that it might be 
read,.the work of a man who was 
one otSthe , greatest ornaments of 
his country while he lived — 

Qui, quid sit pule brum, quid turpe-t quid 

uiile, quid non. 
Plenius ac melius Chrysippo et Crantore 


He meant the late Mr. Burke. 
The gentlemen who appeared so 
much the advocates of the poor, 
and used a language so like that of 
cant and hypocrisy, were running 
into an evil worse than that which 
they appeared desirous of prevent- 
ing : -Ihey were lor depriving the 
poor of all their amusements, witli* 
•ut even considering what had been 
the practices in this country, as well 
as in every other part of the world, 
at all times. If gentlemen would 
look back to the ancients, they 
would find the religion of those 
people so interwoven with sports 
and amusements, that almost every 
day appeared a hoUday jwith them. 
Let them also see what were the 
pradices in Roman Catholic cQun* 
tries ; where they would find that 
the poor enjoyed much more re- 
laxation and amusements than they 
did in this country. I^e certsunly 
believed that the p(X)r of England 
enjoyed more physical comforts 
than tlx>se of any other country ; 
but there was no country were 
such pains were taken, and such. a 
war raised, to deprive them of all 
the comforts arising from aInus(^- 
ments. In . the fine climates <tf 
Spain and Italy, it was usual iot the 
poor, after the labour of the day» 
to ainuse themselves with daxicing 


Debate on Bull-baiting. 


I \ 

the* greafest part of the night to 
the music of the guitar. But 
should any such thing as a dance, 
ot what was more commonly called 
a A?/, occur in this country, the Ma- 
gistrates were all up in arms di- 
ifcdlly, and the sound of a fiddle is 
considered by them to be as abomi- 
nable as the.' sound of an organ 
was formerly, by the dissenters in 
this country. If a few stroling 
players were i6 come into a country 
village, their arrival was looked 
upon by the Magistrates to be as 
dangerous as that of a set of wild 
b^sts. Then, if the poor, debarred 
of every meansi of recreation, 
should meet in public liouses, this 
must not be- allowed them, l^ it 
'be asked how they are to spend tteir 
feohdays, the answer is—" let them 
go home and read their Bibles." — 
This was certainly a very good 
thing; but those who desired it to 
be done should set the example 
themselves. It was not, however, 
a r^rieatiom But, happily for this 
country,/the people had a species of 
hardy and athletic exercises, which 
contributed very much to give them 
a martial spirit: and it originated 
from the same spirit by which a 
person of higher rank was actuated 
to fight against the enemies of his 
<»untry; because it was followed 
by a trial of skill, and a certain 
degree of glory to the vidor.— The 
game of cudgel-playing was one 
'of those; and if two men found 
• amusement in breaking each other's 
heads with sticks, it was very fair 
game to do so. Boxing was ano- 
ther amusement which, though it 
^ was much cried down, and was 
often attended with dangerous'con- 
iequences to the combatants, he 
would nover attempt to discourage. 
'He did not think tliat it made the 
people savage or brutal. The 
sports of a .people went a great 
way to forni their national (charac- 
ter. The peopl^of England, who 

took delight in praaice$ which 
5omecaUed brutal, were the y^jr 
reverse of^ ferocious 5 they might 
sonjetimes be harsh, unmannerly, 
and rude; but he would assert that 
no people in the world, had a 
greater horror of bloodshed, nor a 
greater aversion to the ^i«^ ^ 
deadly weapons. Let this conduct 
be compared with the, gentleness 
and humanity.of the French, who 
had never followed the savag« cus- 
tom of boxing : compare it with 
.that of Uie Spaniards : and evea 
in Holland a different spirit wonld 
be found to exist:— of this an. in- 
stance lately occurred, in wWch the 
most fatal'coi^sequences arose Uqak 
a little affray with sonae Dutchwew, 
which with Englisiimen would haye 
ended in d black ^ye or bloody 
nose. It was weU known that itbe- 
English were not only as brave and 
as prodigal of their lives- as any 
people in, but were 
always the first to forbear all man- 
ner of fury in success, and'to spare 
tlie lives of the vanquished. He 
certainly admitted that the praflice 
of bull baiting was very different 
/rem the manly* athletic exercises 
he had just mentioaed, because 
there was some d^^^ee of crwelty 
in tormmting an animal 5 but even 
this had .its use : it served to cul- 
tivate the qualities, and keep up 
the breed of those useful animals 
called bttli dogs; abeed which, he, 
was sorry to see degene»ttng ycary 
much, so as to be nearly lost. 
England had long been famous tor 
this breed of dogs, and they weto 
mentioned by Gratius so early as 
the days of Augustus; even some 
of our ships had taken their names 
from these ankoals. But the 
praaice of Bull-baiting was ob- 
jeaed to on the ground of its 
cruelty, and that too by the very 
men who^ve their sanaion to the 
Game Laws, and monopolized to 
themselves the noble praaice ot 
^ 2 shooting 


Debate o» Bull-baithig. 

shbolhig. He would ask them, if 
there w'as^no cruelty in that prac- 
tice? Certainly not, if every bird 
was killed on the spot ; but he him-* 
self' was shooter enough to know, 
that fer one bird that was killed, 
« dozen went off wounded. He 
would ask those gentlemen if there 
was no cruelty in hunting? What 
Would the poor, who were already 
deprived of the liberty of shooting, 
«wy to those gentlemen of fortune 
who were endeavouring to cut them 
w from all kinds of amusements ? 
Why that those latter were worse 
sBtvages^ than they: that they were 
Mt. content wi4ii having all nature 
tefere them, and monopolizing to 
themselves the rightof killing game;, 
t)txt that tliey took delight in tor- 
tnenti^g poor timid animals that 
f^ri away to save their lives } that 
they pursued these animals, until 
^leir norses could scarcely put one 
loot before another. That that ftiU 
was not sufficient to satisfy them ; 
buttjhey |)anted for the honour of 
bein^ in at the death ; or in other 
words, of gratifying their ferocioui 
<iispositions by seeing the entrails 
torn from the anhnal that had been 
•o long a vi6fan to their cruelty. 
He wished to caution the House 
yiot to afford the lower classes of 
people an opportunity of using 
mich language as this. He was 
far from wishing to treat the Ma- 
Ipstrate^ of this country with any 
fend of disrespect; but *he was 
sorry to observe that they were 
it)o much in the habits of using an 
tinnec^sary and vexatious control 
over the lower classes of people ; 
and like those persons, who were 
ftlways preventing children from 
enjoying their, recreations end 
amusements, thought that every 
kind of control was useful to the 
J)oor. Many persons thouglit, that 
the lower classes Had nothing to do 
t)u( to eat,,drink,^ sleep, and work. 
This disjiDsition, he feared, grew 

out of tbe 83^em of tiie Poor 
Laws, wliicb was the source of a 
very great and unfaurourable chas^ 
in the ntanners of the lower classes 
in the country^ It was perbapt - 
thought, thai if they' partook of 
amusements, they must spend theif 
money, and be a burthen on the 
parish. For his^ held a ^i£* 
ferent opinion; nor did be ti^Dk 
these men had an^ nght to- pre* 
scribe to the poor, the work thej 
must perform, as they wo\iki do 
to their servants; and the principle 
they went upon was as mean, and 
sordid, as the laws' were bad tbat 
gave rise to it But whatever tbe 
principle in which the present BiH ' 
originated might be, he woUld al* 
ways oppose that petty ^>trit of 
legislation, whkb enters iiHotl^at 
House on the suggestion, probabtyi 
of some little consequential man in 
the country, whose hedges migfat 
have been damaged, or whose wi^ 
inighthave been frightened at see^ 
ing a bull-bait. But the feding* 
of the lady who slionld make knid 
complamts to her husband against 
the brutes in human shs^ who ha4 
caused her so much alarm, s?ere 
not at all affeded at the cry of the 
hounds, or the sight of the hunters, 
^who were inflicting greater t<Htiire 
on oth^r aninaals : all this was very 
fine. This Bill would have sm ki<» 
jurious effed on the moral charae^ 
ter of the people; it led men ifi(# 
tlie commission of all kinds of 
crimes, when those thit^ were ' 
made legally criminal, which the 
people would never believe to be 
morally criipinal. It would be (Us* 
graceful to the House tosanftioli 
such a Bitl ; and he would move 
to pu^ o(f the further oonsideratioti 
of it for six months. 

6ir Wm. Pulteney animadverted 
on the inconsistency betrayed hy 
the SiiOretary at War in the ctHirse 
of his speech :— ^First,* the ma^o^ 
^ was not v^rthy of a(teAtion«; after-* 



V , 

Debate on Bull-lfaitin^. 


> Wards^ H Was stu^ as might tend io 
0hsf)g6 or ektingui^h tl^ spirit of 
A© t)eopie — »• the gallantry and 
^Qit^ge of o<ur navy 3nd army m^ist 
di« awiiy> unless they be dtca- 

. . sioRally revived by the excitefments 
€^ hull-baiting. For his .part, he 
hftd aever seen a bull^baitlng, but 
life- learnt from good authority^ the 
fl$$sdii«f it produced in Shropshire, 
and other counties, where from ftve 
to sixlmndred men ane frequently 
^awi) iway from their work for 
whole weeks. Bull -dogs, for the 
preservation of ^liie race, of which 
tlie Honourable Gentleman was 
no anxious, were also known to be 

* very mischievous; ^hey attacked 
»ot only bulls, but men and womert 
too, 80 as to render it dangerous to 
stir abroad on such occasions^ Be* 
sidiefs, ther^ were several places 
where bqlt-baiting was wholly 
unknown,- Yorkshire, Cumberland, 
mad aimosC the whole of the North 
ix exan^ple; butj'fie was yet to 
leam, that the inhabitants of these 
counties required such amusements 

- to sharpen their spirit -and courage. 
He aho must deny thai the spirit 
of the English law had afiy thing 
that was harsh in it ^ on the con- 
trary^ it was more indt^gent' than^ 
thftt of any ether country* A^ to 
ihe game laws, he had now nothing 
to do with them ; he only lodced 
at present to the abuses which at« 
tended Bull-baiting, and to correal 
them, was 'the professed object of 
the mesksure he had had the honour 
to propose. 

Mr. Canning' rose to re-state 
tome of (;he propositions, and ex- 
hibit in their genuine order some of 
the arguments of his Right Honour- 
able Friend, which had been mis- 
understood and misrepresented by 
"the Honourable Baronet. The 
general scope of what was urged 
against the Bill could not, without 

freat violence, be said to embrace 
arsh orinvidious distinctions ia fa- 

vour of the poor against Aeridt; 
It could not be the obje^i of hi* \ 
Right Honourable Friend to dc- 
fft^de a class which he so- highly va- 
lued, yet it c.ould no more be hk%^ 
objed to deprive^ of long-toIerat«J 
amusements, a class of the commtf^. 
nity confessed by all to be entide4 
to every cdnsideration firom that 
Hous6. The Honourable Baronal 
seemed to consider it an egregiiwu 
absurdity to discuss the present 
question at large : he (Mr. Canning) 
admitted ihat it was a great absar* 
dity to go at length into tlie discus* 
sion, b»:ause never, in his min4i 
was so absurd a question brought 
before Parliament. But if tl»f 
Bill was thus absurd, it wa$ the 
reason of all others the most preg* 
sing for discussing its meritsj unless^ 
indeed, it should be contended that 
the measure ought not to be. dis- '^ 
cussed at all. What \m , Right . 
Honourable Friend cluefly insisteit 
on were two propositions ; and if he 
ui>d'erstdod these distinctly, thej 
were, that 1st, legislative iatecfe* 
rence is not necessary ; and 2dly, 
' if it be necessary, that the pra^ic^ 
of bull-baiting cannot . be sup- 
pressed without appearing to i^ak.^ 
an unjust distinction in favour of 
the higher classes, whose ^x>rts and 
whose amusemeats are, in ma&j 
respe6ls, not: less boisterous andl 
brutal than those of the lower or- 
ders. ' Such propositions^ it was 
easy to comprehend in their apph* 
cation and force; and whatever gea- 
tlemen on the other side chose to 
say to the contrary, for one, he was 
certain his Right Hon. Friend meant 
not to arm the prejudices of ona 
. description of the people against 
the other. He was sure his Right 
Honourable Friend meant not ta 
pursue, with vindidlive coinment, or 
hold up to public detestatioi), the 
favourite amusements of the gay 
and the opulent. But what seve- 
rity was ther^ in observing, that if 




D£bofe m BuiZ-^iikg. 

^ifpcfscft^ estgBipA in suck pur- | 
«<liu« The pii^ceof buil-bailingy 
mkh s^Il its circiti4staQce39 must be 
•Utiwed to be the most beastly and 
Jhrutd, the most ,tm worthy ot man 
4bat.eV«i^revfttled in society. The 
^K^t Honoitfable Secretary had 
<4aid» that the breed of buil>dogs 
was spoken of by one Gratius so 
•early as in the time of Augustus, 
hint What did this prove? Not 
surely that the bull*dog is a gene^ 
iotts animal; the .nature of the 
Ibull-dog is the most worthless of 
any breed of the genu^s of animals 
|o> which he belongs. He is in- 
deed the vilest animal that exists. 
So far firora being courageous, he is 
«Iy, artful, and insidious, and having 
encc got fast hold^/of the poor bull, 
lie never 4ets him go, no more than 
a. placeman lets go his plaee.^— [ A, 
.loud laugh.]— In alluding to what 
M^. Windham said of gentlemen 
canting about the poor, Mr. She- 
lidan ©bseryed, that however the^ 
Kight Hon. Gentleman might think 
it iitio Use such language, those 
•wrho sat on the opposition benches, 
ais they^were called, instead of giv- 
ing the poor of England buU-bait- 
»ig^ would give them beef. Here 
<be Honourable Member reverted 
•to what was said of the Magis- 
trates^ and called to therecolledion 
©f the House the interference of 
the officers of the police, who en- 
tered a house in St. Giles's about a 
twelvemonth ago, and having a Ma- 
gistrate's- warrant, which was im- 
'jaoperly granted, disturbed the peo- 
|)le there assembled, interrupted 
the amusements of the ' poor unof- 
fending persons who were that 
'Cveiiing relaxing after the toils. of 
many weary days, and provoked a 
-fioty which ended but with the loss 
of three lives. This melancholy 
aSair became s^erwards the sub- 
ys&. of legal discussion^ and he had 
no hesitation in saying, that the 

two unfortanate Irtsfamen wfaoissft 
f^red in consequence, were /oimd. 
guilty, diie6tly contrary to law* 
But it was neverdieks^ right that 
be shoukl state, that there were 
well-grounded reasons icAr beUeving, 
at one time, that they wouW be fc» 
prieved; to procure whic}), he had 
waited twice on the Duke of Port- 
land, and did not doubt but that^ 
reprii^ve would have been granted, • 
had not that noble person been 
called in haste from town on urgent, 
business. Here Mr. Sheridan re- 
newed his objedions to the sport oF 
bull-bailing, and said, that an Ho* 
nourable Friend of his intended 
shortly to bring in a Bill for prevent^ 
ing inhumanity to animals in gene- 
ral, especially to horses, which were 
seen every day in our streets treat*- 
ed with most vicious and-unmeated 
cruelty. He concluded by declar>- 
ing his xordial approbation of the 
Mr. Cannmg explained. - * 
Sir Richard Hill said, bull-batt«> 
ing was carried to gteat length ia 
Staffordshire and Shropshire, where 
the people met for several days to- 
gether for the purpose. He had 
several letters to shew the injury 
hence arising to manufadlurers ; and 
there were also several petitions 
against the pradice, but it was dot 
thought necessary to present tbesB, 
as it was not supposed that ai^ 
body would stand up to ^ppoit 
such a tbarbarous custom. He 
hoped, however, that the gentle- 
men would not make this a party 
question; and if tliey would not 
let Europe be at peace, that at 
least they would suffer the bratc 
creation to enjoy it. 

Mr. Martin supported die Bill. 
The House then dividJa on Mr. 
Windham's (the Secretary ^t Wav) 
amendment — 

Ayes 4S — Noes 4K 
l^he wl is coaseqneatly loKt. 


( 41 ) 




Power op Instinct in a Dog« 

/Ir Ml? SORTING Magazine. 

H4V1NG seen numerous in- 
dances in your Magazine, of 
this animal's sagacity, fidelity, &c. I 
send you. the lollowing, which can 
be attested by a number of persons 
in the neighbourhood of Stratford- 
upon-Avon — 

" Sorfie years since, a person who 
lived at the Turnpike House, about 
a mile frdm the hirth-place of the 
immortal Shakespeare, had trained 
a dog to such exactness, that\ being 
sent to Stratford on a market day, or 
at any other time, with a note in- 
closed round his neck, being pretty 
strong bodied, he would return 
with the commodities sient for, in 
the same way ; such as grocery, 
&;c. In these errands he never 
met with Jet or hindrance from the 
hands of man, always bringing his 
commodities safe to hand.. But one 
day, unfortunately overtaking a 
party, who, with their terriers, were 
scouring the ditches for rats, &c. 
the dog messenger, naturally for- 
getting his ' errand, plunged into 
the ditches with the rest, and being 
lad^n with tea and sugar, spoiled 
the one and dissolved the other, to 
the no small surprize of the spe6la- 
4ors, and the consequent regret of 
those who sent him." 

There is at this time a she-cat, 
belonging to a broker upon Saffron 
Hill, not kss ferocious against dogs 
in general, than peculiar in her 
manner of attacking them, most 
frequent when she has kitten?. At 
this time she sallies out, indiscrimi- 
nately, upon every one that passes 
the door ; and, jumping upon their 
backs, applies her talons about their 
heads, in such a manner, till she is 

Vol. XVI. No. 91. 

I tired, that the howling of diese 
unfortunate animals afford no small 
surprize and amusement ' to the 
spelSlators in general. ' 

A publican on the -Soutbwark 
side of the water, hit upon a new^ 
mode of amusing his custoiioers 
during the £aster holidays, by put- 
ting up a butt of beer to be raiiSed 
for at his own house. 

A very respeftable carpenler, of 
Saffron Hill, (Mr. T.) on Monday 
^ night, April 7, amusing 9 company 
of bacchanalian friends, with an 
account of Barnet races, observed, 
*' that he once witnessed a race of 
an extraordinary nature; a larse 
and a mare was going round the 
ground for the last hea.t, ivhen, by 
some fault of the rider, the horse 
threw him, and ran with such vio- 
lence against a carriage^ as to cut 
his head open, and ttirow himself; 
and yet," continued this eUvated 
. dip^ ** the horse beat tlie winning 

A true odd fellow, onp Rowland 
Nicholson, died on the 26th cjf 
March, at Brompton, in Cumber- 
land, aged 96, formerly a shoe- 
maker, and an industrious, honest 
man. He was a freeman of Car- 
lisle, had voted at fifteen ek^ions^ 
and was so much attached tp the 
interest of the present Members 
for that city, as frequently to express 
an anxious wish to be be interred in 
a 6lue coffin ! and to be attended to 
the grave by four bearers with '^/«^ 
ribbafidt at their hats ! -Which extra^ 
ordinary wish his relations cc-nplied 

Thursday, the 40th, in the even- 
ing, the remains of Mr. James 
Frazer, tambourine player to the 
Duke of York's Band, were in- 
terred in St. JoWs burying-ground, 
Westminster. The corpse was 

F attended 


sporting Intelligence, 

attended hy the respedlable society 
of Freemasons. 

Jackson, the pugilist, who lives 
at free quarters with Sir Joseph 
Maw bey, may be truly said to have 
brought his Iiogs to a good marketx 

What will the puritans of the 

f)resent tin\es say to the following 
ist q{ dances^ now in fashion at all 
thej-tf/tf/of our nobihty : — " Devil 
and no Devil." — " Drops of Bran- 
dy.*'— '' Heirs Glory."—** Go to 
the Devil and shake yourself." — 
** Th'e Devil among the Taylors." 
— " Pe|tti€eats loose," &:c. &c. &c. 

Among the dances in our fashion- 
able routes, the German Waltze 
has become so general, as to render 
the ladies' garters an objed of con- 
sideration in regard to elegance 
and variety. Some idea of the 
Walt%e may be formed from the 
following remark in the celebrated 
Sorrows of Werter : — " To hold 
in my arms (says Werter) the most 
lovely of women, to fly vyith her 
like the wind, and lose sight of 
every other objed ! But I own to 
you, I then determined that the 
woman I loved, and to whom I 
had pretensions, should 72^^;* do the 
Waltze with any other man. You 
will understand this,^' 

"The present King of Spain 
' amuses himself in his gardens with 
a play similar to what our boys call 
handy ; trying which can .bring the 
other on his knees by bending his 
finger back. The King ^f Spain 
is very fond of this amusement, for 
he is remarkably strong. A little 
time ago a Frenchman was in 
great favour, because he had 
strength enough, to equal his Ma- 
jesty, and sense enough to yield. 
One day, the Frenchman forgot 
himself, and brought his Majesty to 
the ground : the King immediately 
struck him in the face ! 

Friday morning, the 11th, be- 
tween six and seven o'clock, a 
chesnut mare, belonging to Mr. 

Atkins, of Brill, Bucks, for a wa- 
ger of forty pounds, started from 
St. Giles's Church, in Oxford, to 
trot to the 8th mile stone on the 
Banbury road and back within an 
hour, which she lost by only three 
seconds, although she turned round 
three times in the first three miles. 

The following passage in a 
pamphlet lately published, entitled^ 
" Cautions tp Young Sportsmen," 
written by Sir Thomas Frankland, 
Bart, ought to be impressed on the 
minds of all persons who use, or 
&11 in the way of fowling pieces: 
— ^ I remember your laughing at 
my hyper-caution, when, handling 
various guns in the maker's shop, I 
shifted the muzzles, so that at. no 
one instant any one was pointed at 
a limb of the several persons around 
us. I was not then exerting any 
particular care ; the practice was 
habitual to me ; and I wish to im- 
press upon your. mind, that, vyith 
respe^ to the muzzle being suf- 
fered, during the fradion of a se- 
cond, to point towards any human 
being, a gun should always be const-' 
dered as loaded,^^Viow have the 
numerous accidents happened from 
the kitchen wit of terrifying the 
maids, by threatening to shoot 
them, but in presuming guns not to 
be loaded? In some of these cases, 
the trigger has beea drawn unin- 
tentionally ; in others, with a view 
to study the passion of terrer in the 
human- countenance, (inexcusable' 
this, even in a painter) by snap- 
ping the lock'; sometimes in a strug- 
gle lirom persons interfering." 

By a late testimony at the Old 
Bailey, it appears there is no such 
a thing as^an old' pair of shoes in 
the West Indies. The best ex- 
ported are not intended to last 
more than two days f 

If the West Indians are thus 
content with hoofs that will not last 
above a week, they have reached a 
pitch of fashionable extravagance, 



Sporting Intelligence. 



tompared to which the dress of 
Bond-street is an emblem of econo- 
myy and the manners of the metro- 
polis a grea/ saving/ 

Provident Fowl-stealer. 
—On searching the house of one 
of these marauders, lately in Kent, 
the constable ftnind in a tub, seve- 
ral fowls laid down in //Vi/^ / 

Effects of Fortune- — A 
Glazier^ a Sharer in a 20,0001., prize 
in the present Lottery, and an in- 
habitant of Brick-lane, Spitalfields, 
was so elated by his success, that 
on his arrival at hom^, /te broke all 
the winders of his own house, and all 
those of his neighbours within reach 
from the street. 

If any circumstance could be 
supposed ^o excite a smile during 
. the late awful fire, in Panton- street, 
it would have been the exertions 
of an inhabitant, who, in order to 
preserve his furniture from beuig 
iurnt^ threw it from the attic story 
^ into the street, where it was lite- 
rally dashed to pieces. 

An offender lately committed to 
Newgate,-in Dublin, charged with 
robbing some of the apartments 
of the House of Lords of furniture, 
cloth, and patent lamps.- When 
he was asked how he dared to com- 
mit such an offence, audaciously re- 
plied, (alluding to the intended 
Union) " That he understood they 
^votddbe shortly^ no use t her e*^* 
A severe battle was lately fought at 
the New Barrack Ground, Tybiirn, 
for half a guinea, between Hancock 
and AHen, two privates in the West 
London Militia. They set to v^ith 
the utmost fury, and after twenty- 
three rounds hard fighting, in which 
much pugilistic skill was displayed 
on both sides, Allen was compelled 
to give in, .and was so dreadfully 
beaten, that it is. reported he is 
since dead of his bruises. The 
battle lasted one hour and twenty 
\ A sparring match took place 

lately at the Jerusalem coffee-house, 
between a commander of an East 
India ship, and his former first mate. 
The Captain, after boxing all the 
points of the compass, drew a com- 
pleat chart of the Red Sea on the 
nose and mouth of his antagonist, 
who was at last obliged to give in. 
Wcy should presume the batde will 
be fought again in the Court of 
King's Bendi, with the powerful 
aid of those able bottle-holders John 
Doe and' Richard Rpe, 

Amongst the modern fasHionable 
iiancesy a new one has been intro- 
duced, called " The Devil among tlie 
Players P* The figure is rather 
aakwardy as it ends with casting off 
four couple without hands across^ and 
back again. 

His Grace of Rutland has not 
only launched a new brilliant ozr- 
riagej but has also mounted a new 
raven-coloured wig^ which is esteemed 
the best appointed sci-atch in the 
vyhole review of Bond- street! 

K fashionable WiflcFw^ richly be- 
queathed by her departed spouse, 
has lately entered the drive o^ Bond-, 
street in a style of peculiar attra6lion, 
by sporting a hammer-cloth to her 
carriage, on which there are num- 
berless lozenges invitingly embossed, 
and at which the Hibernian loungers 
are observed to lick tlteir lips until 
their mouths ivater ! 

The equestrian heroes who so 
very gallantly assisted a certain lady 
in her fall from her horse, felt a 
very severe mortification in the dis- 
covery of her doe-skin breeches^ 
made a la Madame La Duchesse de 
P / 

French principles, customs, and 
habits, ar^ grgwn so much out of 
fashion, that the female world, to a 
woman, scorn any longer to rank 
among the sans culottes. 

Madame la , the very 

convenient milliner, whose refine- 
ments on a certain article of female 
dress are so truly commendable^ 
F 2 as&ure^ 


Feajl of Wit ; e?r, Sjiortsmdn's Hall. 

assures her fair customers that the 
obje£lions of national importance 
are wholly removed by her late 
alterations. The article now com- 
tines all the convenience of the 

It is a moot point with some of 
our old bmux^ whether the graces 
look most lovely in an anterior or 
posterior view ; the natural simpli- 
city of the drapery in both instan- 
ces is so truly fascinating. 

The cjity officers latdy appre- 
hended, in one of the streets lead- 
ing from Cheapside, ^ Mah-^a 
Woman — a great dancing 
BEAR — and a monkey ! ! ! .They 
were all taken to the Poultry 
Compter! When arrived there, 
Mr. Baldwin, the Turnkey, re- 
ceived the Man and Woman as 
l^agrants; but refused to take in 
the bear and monkey as priso- 
ners, without an order of commit- 
ment from th^ Lord Mayor; be- 
cause, should they prove refradory, 
he might find some difficulty in get- 
ting prisoners, of their description 
handcuffed! ! I — Upon promising to 
appear no more in the city, they 
were all liberated. 

An ingenious Parisian has taught 
cats to sing, as appears by the fol- 
lowing advertisement, which has 
been published at Paris : — ** On the 

5th Germinal will Be performed, A 
Miaulic Concert, in which twenty 
six cats will execute the air of Ran 
iamplan tire lire, and of the E/)Oux 
assortis. The concert will conclude 
with a grand chorus by all the 26 
cats, in perfed concord, and ex- 
cellent time 1 " — How far the ap- 
pearance of a mouse would put the 
miauiists out of tune^ is somewhat 

The ingenious Frenchman's Mi- 
atdic Concert is not wholly without 
a precedent in our own country. 
Many years ago, a gentlen^an in- 
vented what he called a Grimtetto^ 
the music of which was produced 
by swine : as far as Lremember of 
it, it was in the form of an organ ; 
on touching each key, a nail was 
made to touch the back of a swine, 
producing a grunting note, corres- 
pondent to its size: the hdcmfrs 
2X{A porkers formed the^^wi? scale, 
and the alts were supplied by iuck^ 
ing pigs. The effed was wonder- 
ful. Thus it seems, that whatever 
enmity may regulate the respedive * 
governments in the condu6t of the 
war, the capital cities of France 
and' England wish for no rivalship ^ 
but in frivolity of amusements. 
Here we are entertained hy learned 
dogs J and there they are delighted 
by musical cats / 


A Barber's customer, willing to 
break a jest upon him, while 
waiting in the shop for his return 
from a neighbour, saluted him on 
his coming in with, ** Here comes 
pap^-skuTl.** — ** Wh6 do you call 
paper-skull," replied the enraged 
tonsor, '^ my heaid is as thick as any 
of yours 1" 

A Natural Mistake. — A 
little country lad being sent to 
ciiurchi tlie first Sunday after he 


came to Birraiingham, was particu- 
larly a«ked what the parson said, 
when he came home. The text be- 
ing taken from the words, " Ex- 
cept ye repent, ye shall all likewise 
perish;" he replied, with the ut- 
most simplicity, " Why the parson 
says, that ' Except you pay your 
rentf you will all go \o the parish. ' ' • 
Another being stridly asked 
what the text was, answered, ^ it 
was a little round ^ing.'' 


Feast of Wit 'y or, Sportsman's HalL 


It is a fa6^ that in this age of ad- 
veature, a schoolimaster newly 
come into a working neighbour- 
hood, near Hoxton,' has obtained a 
number of scholars, in consequence 
of a promise inade in his hand- 
. bills, that to as many of his scho- 
lars as stay with him till they are ten 
years of age, he ivill communicate 
a secret, which will be of service 
to them as long' as they live. Or, 
in, case of the death of a child, he 
promises to communicate to iixc 

A very thin lady having, lately 
asked a gentleman, " whether he 
believed in Ghosts?^* — ** Yes, ma- 
iiam," he replied, ^ as swe as you 
stand there.'*. 

When Mr. Home Tooke was 
justifying to the Commissioners his 
return of income under sixty pounds 
a year, one of those gentlemen, dis- 
satisfied with the explanation, has- 
tily said, ** Mr. Tooke, I do not 
understand you." — ^ Very possi- 
bly," replied the sarcastic cjtizen ; 
** but, as you havd not half the un- 
derstanding of other mep,you should 
have douhle the patience, ' ' 

One John Ling being lately com- 
mitted to prison, by John Herrings 
mayor of Norwich, it gave occa/ 
sion for a wag to observe, that 
** he wondered there was no more 
sympathy between these tvjo odd 

Lord Hawkesbury's assertion, 
<* that in Sciotland the inhabitants 
subsisted in a considerable degree 
upon herrings^ which were found to 
be a wholesome food, and an ex- 
cellent substitute for breads* has been 
noticed somewhat angrily by the 
Caledonian Journalists; one of 
whom wishes his Lordship, when 
he next eats a beef-steak^ to try an 
herring with it, as a substitute for 

The assertion that herrings are 
Ihe bread of ScotIand,<xx;asio|ied a 

remark fronsf a bye-stander, (hat 
people in office are so attached to 
the loaves ^jidfishes^ that they do not 
know the one froih the otlier ! . 

The ingenious gentleman who 
has discovered an infallible mode 
of producing a new crop of teeth, is 
requested not to publish it during • 
the rpresent scarbity. 


— A Mr. Stirling, who was Minisr 
ter of Barony Church in Glasgow, 
during the war, which this apd 
other countries maintained against 
th^ insatiable ambidon o£ Louis 
XIV. in that part of his prayer 
whieh related to public affairs, used 
to beseech the Lord, that he would 
take the haughty tyrant of France 
and shake him over .the mouth of 
hell; " but good Lord,'* added the 
worthy man, " dinna lethimfgll in.'^ 
This curious prayer havkig beea 
mentioned to Louis^ h6 laughed 
heartily at this new method of pu- 
nishing ambition, and frequently 
afterwards gave, The good Scototi"^ 
Parson, as a toast. 

A German authoc has lately 
published a Treatise in thirteen 
voluines foli©, against Matrinumy and 
the Fair Sex. It is confessed, how- 
ever, that even marriage itself 
could not be such a martyrdom, as 
the perusal of this work. 

A quibbling writer of the last 
century quaintly observes, that 
when the cannons of the Princes 
began war, the authority of ih^ 
canons of the church was destroyed. 
** It was," says he, " first mitrum ' 
that governed the world, and then 
nitrum ; first. Saint Peter, and then, 
Salt Petre." 

. One of the Chouan Chiefs is . 
going to be married at Paris. The 
True JBriton, in its comment on this 
event, observes, " that the Grand 
Consul is resolved the chief should 
not escape without some punish- 


( 45 ) 







Areniarkable Day's Sport in Leice^stershire, on Monday F6b»24f» 

*' Quaque ipse misercma vidiy 
Et quorum pars magna fui^* 

WITH the wind at north-east, forbiddingly keen, 
The CopLow or Bijllesdon ne*er witness*d I ween. 
Two hundred such horses and men, at a burst, 
All determined to ride — each resolv'd to be first. 
But to get a good start over-eager and jealous. 
Two-thirds, at the least, of these very fine fellows. 
So crowded, and hustled, and Jostled, and cross'd. 
That they rode the wrong way, and at starting were lost% 

In spite of th' unpromising state of the weather. 
Away broke the fox, and the hounds close together ; , 
A burst up to Tilton so brilliantly ran, 
Was scarce ever seen in the memVy of man. 
What hounds guided scent, or which led the way, 
Your bard; — to their names quite a stranger — can't say ; 
Tho'' their names had he known, he is free to confess, 
His horse could not shew him, at such a death- pace. 
Villiers^ Cholmondeley^ and F<n ester ^ made such shafp play, 
Not omitting Germain^ never seen till to-day : 
Had you judg'd of these four by die trim of their pace^ 
At Bib'ry you*d thought they'd been riding a race. 
But these hounds with a scent— how they dash and they fling ! 
To o'er ride them, is quite the impossible thing. 
Disdaining to hang in tlie wood — thro' he raced, 
. And the open for Skeffington gallantly faced. 
Where headed, and foil'd, his first point he forsook, 
And merrily led them a dance o'er the brook. 
Pass'd Galby and Norton, Great Stretton and Small, 
Right onward still sweeping to old Stretton Hall : 
Where two minuses check, serv'd to shew, at one ken, 
Th<» extent'of tlie havoc 'mongst horses and men. 




Such sighing, such sobbing, such trpttrhg,suchwalkii^— 

Such reeling, such halting', of fences such baulking — 

Such a smoke in the gaps, such comparing of notes — - 

Such quizzing each other's daab'd breeches and coats; 

Here a man walked afoot, who his horse had half kill'd. 

There you met with a steed who his rider had spill 'd 5 . 

In short, such dilemmas^ such scrapes, such distres.Sj 

One fox ne*er occasioned, the knowing confess. 

But alas ! the dilemmas had scarcely began, 

On for Wigston and Ayleston he resolute ran, 

Where a few of the stoutest now slackened and pjinle^ 1 

And many were seen irretrievably planted. 

The high road to Leicester the scoundrel then cross'd. 

As Tell-Tale (a) and Beaufremonu{b) found to their cost; 

And Fillier^ esteem'd it a serious bm-e^ 

That no longer could Shuttlecock {c) fly as before. 

Even J(^e Miller* s (d) spirit of fun was so broke. 

That ^f ceased to consider the run as 2LJoke, 

Then streaming away, o'er the river he splash'd — 

Germaifty close at hand, off the bank Melon (eXdsLsh'd*^ 

Why the Dun prov'd so*$tout, in a scamper so wild, 

Till now he had only been rode by a CliU, (f) 

After him plung'd Joe Miller with musters so slim, x 

WJio twice sunk, and nearly paid dear for his whim, J- 

Not refle6iing that all wa/fr-/wf/!?«j must swim. j 

Well sousM by their dip, on they brush'd o'el the bottooaii 

With liquor on board enough to besot 'em ; 

But the villain no longer at all ^ a loss, 

^ Stretched away like a devil for En derby Gorse. ' ' 
Where meeting with many a brother andcousin^ 
Who knew how to dance a good hay in the furzen. 
Jack Raven (g) at length, coming up on a hade, 
Whom a farmer had lent him — whippM off the game pack- 
Running sulky. Old Loadstone, (h) the stream would not swim, * 
No longer sport proving a magnet to him. 

Of mistakes, and mishaps,' and what each man befell| ^ 

Would the Muse could with justice poetical tell ! 
Bob Grosvenor on Plush (i) — tho' determin'd to ride- 
Lost, at first, a good start, and was soon set aside; ^ 

• Tho' he charg'd hill and dale, not to loose this rare chase, 
On Velvet— Plush could not get footing alas ! 

To Tilton s^il'd bravely Sir Wheeler O'Cuff, ' 
Where negledling, thro' hurry, to keep a good luflf^ 
To leeward he drifts— how provoking a easel 
And was forc'd, tho' relaxant, to give up the chase* 

/'/I ; Mr. Forester's horse. fi; Mr. Musters'* liorsc. 

\h) 'Mr. Maddocks's horse. (c) Mr. Germain's horse. 

(c) Lori Villicrs's horse. 
(f) Formerly the properly of Mr. Child, to whom this hunt is perhaps or'ighially 
indebted for the present spirited style of riding to hounds^. ^ 

(g) The name of the hunrsman. (b) The huntsman's horse. 
(I J Mr, Robert Grosvenor 's horse. 




4$ P O E T R Y. 

As making his way to the pack's not his forie^ 
Sir Lawley (a) as usual, lost half of the sport. 
But then tlie profesf^'d philosophical creed, 
That-^** all'a for the best' ' - of Master Candide^ 
If not comfort Sir R. reconcile may at least; 
For, on this supposition, fui sport is the best. 
• Orby Hunter^ who seem*d to be hunting his fate, 
Got falls, to the tune of. no fewer than eight* s ; 

BasatCs King (b) upon Glimpse^ (c) sadly out of condition^ • 
Puird up, to^void of being tir*d the suspicion. 
He did right ; for Og very soon found, 
His tomsthdA he done > he'd have scarce glimpsM a houad. 

CJiarles MeyneU^ who lay very well with the hounds, . 
't'ijl of Stretton he nearly arriv'd at the bounds. 
Now discovered that Waggoner (d) rather would creep, 
Than exert his great pf owess in taking a leap. 
But, when crossing the turiipike, he react — " ^ Put on here'*— ^ 
'Twas enough to make any one bluster arid swear. , 
The Waggotter feeling familiar the road, 
Was resolv'd not to quit it ; so stock still he stood. 
Yet prithee, dear Charles ! why rash vows will you make,] 
Thy leave of old Billesdon (e) to finally take ? \ 

Since from Segg's Hill (f) for instance, or perhaps Mekm Sfimtey^ 
If they go a good pace, you are beat for a guinea. 

'Tis money, they say, makes the mare to go kind ; 
The proverb h^s vouch'd for this, time out of mind* 
But tho' of this truth you admit the full force, 
It may not hold so good of every hwse* 
If it did, Ellis Charles need not hustle and hug. 
By name, not by nature, his favourite \S/Ǥ-. (g) 
Yfet Slug as he w~the whole of this chase, 
Charles ne'er cou'd have seen, had he gone a maiPs pace* 

Old Gtadus (h) whose fretting and fuming at first, 
disqualifies strangely for such a tight burst, 
E'er to Tilton arriv'd, ceas'd to pull and to crave, 
And tho' fresb/jA at Stretton, he stepp*d a pas gra<ve : 
Where, in turning him over a cramp kind of place. 
He overtum'd George^ whom he threw on his face : 
^ . Anc^on foot to walk home it had sure been his fate. 
But that soon ^e wa& caught, and tied up to a gate. 

fa) Sir Robert Lawley — not unusually, la the brief dialed of Melton, called Stf 

(bj Mr. Oglander ; who, according to the sanDe diale<5l; goes by ihc naorc familiar 
appellation of Og. 

(cj Mr. Oglander*s horse. 

(d) Mr. Charles Meynell's horse. 

(ej He had threatened never again to attempt following the hounds from Bitlesdoo^ 
as no horse could carry his weight up to them in that p^rt of the country. 

{/) A very different part of the huut, 

Cs) ^^' Charles Ellis's horse. 

(hj Mi. George Ellis'* hoise. 




, , Near Wigston occjirr'd a most singular joke, * 

Captain Mil£t^ averr'd that his leg he had broke, — 
\ And bemoaifd in most piteous expressions, how hard* . 
Bj so cruel a fradure, to have his sport marr'd. 
In quizxtng his friends he felt little remorse^ 
To finesse the compleat doing up of his hors^. 
Had he told a long story of losing a shoe, 
Gr of laming his horse, h6 very well knew y 
That the Z»«V^j/f?rj/«V^ Cr^f 4 out this truism worms, 
** Lost shoes^ and dead bcat^ are synonimous terms.''* {a) 
So a horse must here learn, whatever he does — 
^ To dxez^me — as at Tyburn — and ** die in his shoes.^^ 

Bethel Cox^ and Tom Smithy Messieurs Bennett and Jtiat^kcj 
Their nags all contriv'd to reduce to a walk. 

Menard's Lord^ who detests competition and strife, 
As well in the chase, as in social life, 
. Than whom nobody harder has rode in his time^ 
But to crane {b) nOw and then, now thinks it no crime— ^ 
That he beat some crack riders most fairly may crow, 
For he liv'd to the end, tho* he scarcely knbws how. 

With Snaffle add Martingale kept in the rear, ' 
His horses mouth open half up to his ear, 
Mr, H^ardley who threatened great things over night, {c) 
Beyond Stretton was left in most terrible plight. 
Too li^an to be press'd,yet egg*d on by compulsion, 
No wonder his nag tumbled into convulsion. * , 

Ah ! liad he but lost a fore shoe, or fell lame, 
^ ' *Twoul(l only his j/w*/ have curtail'd, not hisyi?/w^. (d) 

Lorraine^ [e) than wlibm no one his game plays more iafe^ 
Who the last than the first prefers seeing hy half— 
What with nicking^ (f) and keeping a constant look out. 
Every turn of' tiie scent surely turned to account. , 
The wonderful pluck -of his horse surpris*d some, 
But he knew they were making point blank for his fiome. 
^ ** iJ/zor/ //(?z«^" to be brought we all should desire, 

Could we manage the trick like the £W<?r4yiS'y»/rtf. (^) 

(s) Indebd so im{»iicit is this article of the M?ltontan belief, that many ahorCe, ia 
I addttioQ-to the mt&furtune of breaking his hoof from losing his shoe, has laboured iike- 
vise under the aforesaid unavoidable imputation, to his everlasting disgrace. 

(h) Crtfnr~P>Thi term derives it*s origin from the, necessary gxtenshn of neck of such 
sportsmen as dare«o incur the reproach, by venturing '* io look before they Itap." 

(£) W\jo was ?aid to have threatened), that he would beat the whole field the next day. 

(d) For which express purpose, more than sporty some are j///jr enough to suppose he 
ivii^t«; and which, though he. did adually succeed in, in one instance some seasoiis ago^ 
be probably never w;iU do again, having threatened it frequently since, with as little 
' Mccess* 

('^Z. Mr. lj*orriiine Smithy 

'(f) A term of fereat pepr.oachi according to the above dialv <fk, to those who are so 
ahab^ as xo- cut Microti to the hounds, wheii ir is esteemed so much more bonourahte ro 
follow tbeir very track ; ' by whicii spirind line of cundu^, tJhey m»y b€ pretty certain of 
never seeing tbem at oM. ' 

Cs) Where Mr^. Lorraine Smith lives. 

Yo^, XVI. No. n. 



- / 





^ . ; • ' ' ■ 

Wild Shelky {a) at starting, a|l ears, and all eyes^ 
Who to get a^W start all experiments tries, '., , ^. 

Yet contriv'd it so ill, as to throw out poor Gifs^j {h) 
Whom he rattled alone as if he'd been tipsey 
To catch them again ; out tho' famous for speed,' 
She never could tmick (r) them, much less g^t a lead, [d) 
So, disheartened, {e) disjointed, and beat, home he swings 
Not much unlike a (idler hung upon strings. 

An H» H, (f) who in Leicestershire never had been, 
So cf course such a tickler (g) ne'er could have seen; 
Just to see thetn throw off, on a raw (/i) horse was mounted^ 
Who a hound had ne'er seen, or a fence had confronted. 
But they found in such style, (i) and went off at such score, (i) 
' That he could not resist the attempt to see more: . ' 

So with scrambling,' (/) and dashing {m) and one rattling fall, (n) 
He saw all tlie fun,' up to Stretton*s white Hdl. 
There they anchored— in plight not a little distressing— 
The horse being r«w, he of coiu'se got a dressing. 

That wonderful mare of ^«»^ci'/,who till now, 
By no chance ever tir'd, (o) was taiken in tow : 
And what's worse, she gave Fan sudi a develish jog 
Ih the face with her head, plunging out of a bog, 
That with e^ black as ink, or as Edward's fom'd Prince, 
Half blind has he been, and quite deaf ever since, ^ 

(a) Sir John Shelley — wild 'with Joy u^ these occasions mix^ be here meant, as do 
one can be, personally, more sertous ana iM/zfe— indeed, if tbe worthy Baroncr bas a 
fo'ibUf it is— jfrflwfy. 

(b) Sir John Shelley's mare. 

(c) Touch — Meaning, according to the Melton dialed, overtake. 

(d) Ga a lead — By which is to be understood, securing the privilege of breakisgyoi^ 
fieck^rj/; and when you fall, of being rode over by a hundred- and ninety -nine of the 
best fellows upon eaith, to a Jm^ certainty. ^ 

(e) Nor can that astonish any bne, when it is considered, what an inestlmabk frvn- 
hge be has lost. 

(f) Ir is not quite clear whether these initials are meant to apply to a Hampsblrt h^f 
or rtie Hampshire hunt. If to tVic hog, it does not appear that he snved his bacun. . 

(gJ Ticklen^-'/Meltonice} a ran so severe, that there is no laughing at it. 

(i) l^aw^(Ikid) A horse who knew nothing of tbe business he wti$ going abo«t— 
or ivished to know, i 

(i) Style means, the best possible manner of doing any thing. As for instance, 
when a man rides his horse full speed at double posts, and rails, with z Squire /Tr^ on 
the other side, ^which is a moderate ditch of about two yafds wide, cut on puipose to 
break gentlemens' necks) he iii then reckoned, at Melton, to have rode it 10 ttyU 5 'espe- 
cially if he i» caught in the said Squire-trap. 

(k) Score, means that kirffl of ptfce^ which perhaps neither you nor your horse ever 
went before ; and if you have not more luck than falls to the share of every first experi- 
ment of the kind, 'tis ten. to one but he falls before he can (what they call) get <m tit 
legs; in which case, you may rest perfeSh uitisjied that he must roil over you two or 
tiiree times at least before he can stop himself. ^ 

(I) Scrambling means, v- hen a horse does not leave above three of his legs behind 
him, and saves himself by pitching on his head. 

(m) Dashing tneavis, when a man charges a fence (which ho other word can ezpctSf 
«d fully) on the other side of which it is impossible to guess v^bat mischief awaits hini^ 
bpr where his getting a fall is reduced as neaily as possible, to a moral certainfy* 

(n) Iiattltngfall-^<4 ED. 

(oj Whi^h, \i other proof were wanting, ascertains beyond any thing dstj the severity 
oi rhucba2>et 


' * Sta let that not m»ttfy thee^ Shackahack*^ — {a) 

She only was Ucmm (b) and came a rdre hack. 
There Craven too stopp'd— whose misfortune, not faulty 

His mare unaccountably vex'd with string-halt^ {c). 

And when she ha^ ceas'd thus Spasmodic to prance. 

Her mouth 'gan to twitch with St» Fitus's dance* (c) 
But how snail describ*d be the fate of Rose Price? {d) 

Whose fav'rite white gelding convey'd him so nice 

Thro* thick and thro* Siin^thathe vow'd and protested, {e) ♦ 

No money should part them, as long as life lasted. 

But the pace (f) that effected, which money could not : 

For to part — and in death '.was their no diatant lot. 
^ In a fatal blind ditch Carlo Khan^s (g) powers iail'd. 

Where nor lancet, {h) nor laudanum {h) either avail'd. 

More care (1) of a hbi^se than he took, could take no man — 

He'd more j/row than would serve any lying*in woman. 

. Still hie died ! — yet just ^awr, as nobody kik)ws, 

It may truly be said — He died " under the Rose,^' 

At the death of poor Xltany 'Meltbn (k) feels such remorse. 

That they've christened thai ditch— tlie Fakof White Hotse ! 
Thus ended a chase, which for distance and speed, 

It's fellow we never have heard^ of, or read. 
■ Every species of ground, ev'ry horse does nbt suit. 

What's a good Country (/) Hunter^ may here prove a brute, 

G 2 And 

(0) A familiar appeliatio9, borrowed from Blue Beard, and bestowed bybis fiiendt 
at Mdtonf on Mr. Vanmcky ti>an whch nothing can more thoroughly }>rove the estimarioa 
in which his society is held chere^ since none but good fdloivs are eve^ esteemed, accord* 
ing to the Melttmn principles, worthy of a nick name. 

(h) Which was b'ls twu observarion, the merit of which | would scorn to assume ; 
i>ut for the truth of which (at least the latter assertion) I can vouch, as I perfeftiy 
agree with him, that I never saw a more compleat back, though he is pleased to call her a 
hunter. ' ' 

fcj (e) Two nervous affeAions, in every sense of the word very distressingf especially t» 
a bye*stander who cannot command his risible muscles upon so mdaneboly an occasion. 

(d) A gentleman, of whom irhas^been erroneously said, that he never ^'etumed from 
hunting* but his horse was sure to be either lame or knocked up. -> i 

(t) At the cover side, his hors6 had been particularly admired, and a considerable sum 
of money offered for him. 

(f) Which is a complete answer to that impertinent question, so vauntingly asked by 
a ^vourite poet, when he exclaims — ^in language indeed somewhat ^Jii— « Pray what 
can do that, which money can not ?'* 

(g) The name of poor Mr, Price's horse. « 
fhj {b) Two excellent restoratives wlierc the patient is not Ida far gone — where he is, 

(as in the psesent case) inimitable soporifics. 

- ft') Indeed it is only to be lamented, thht Mr. P.,had not taken rather more care af 
him a little earlier in the day, whi^h probably would have obviated the necessity of this 
oscoucbmeut. ' ' - 

(A) Which redounds highly to the credit and the sympathy of the Mclto^ gentlemen^ 
and completely refutes a very ill-natured bux groufidJess suyposixion, that their isensibiliiy 
will^evcr suffer them to make a joki of any siich heavy loss a gentleman may happen to 
sustain, especially if the gentleman likewise happens to be liQ«ivy himself, which, or 
^urse, doubles the weight of the misfoUune 


And unless ibr all sort^ of strange fences prepar'd^ 
A man and his horse are sure to be scarM. 
This variety gives constant life to the chase ; 
But as Forestsr {a) says—** 5/r, what kills, xj the face.** 
lo most other countries, they boast of their breed, 
Pof carrying, at times, such a beautiful Af<7^/; {b) 
Bat these hounds to carry a head cannot faU, 
» And constantly too— for by George there's — m tail, {c)' 
Talk of horses, and hounds, and the system of kennel— 
Give me Leicestershire n»gs--«-and the hounds of Old Metnsxl.' 


UPROSE the c>stcm wind so Foul and 
Ai'dfid'd my viioal orbs with many a 

The psvemcnt rang with more than mortal 

sound ; 
[Wide ^w huge stones uprooted from the 

ground : ' 

Women and childrrn shrick'd, and fled 

the sprite, 
^Who fiird each pale speAator with af- 
Tbe v»si^ fast aj^roach'd : his steed's 

bnk side 
By' spurs of wood^ious length in blood wat 

ir spurs they were — fu* shone the polish *d' 

And seem'd two daggers stuck to either 

--• heel I 
Ko com, no hay, to this poor beast • wa^ 

Kor flesh and bkx>d| he seem*d but only 


Ruddy and fresh the hasty knight appear'd, 
Unkempt his hair, and long unmow'd his 
* beard j 

No waving helmet on IDs noddle tat. 
But what, without a crown, appeared ahar. 
His upper vest, blue as th^ welkin seem*d; 
His nether garment like aintrror g)eam*d} 
Before him, on his bp, to aU- displayed. 
Was,. sans a ltd, an ungtax'd coffin laid. 
Within whose gloomy, depth Um surly 

knight, . 
Carry'd a bleeding limb, full large and 

white : 
Deeper and deeper did this fbnl cbarlliide 
His mighty spurt within the horse's side» 
Till the unseemly vision at my gate 
Stopp'd sadden ly^I ticmbl'd at my firte: 
PulPd by his nervous arm, the tinkling hell 
'Gan sound most hedious, whetf» strange 

to tell, 
My cook -maid entered with a look of joy, 
Sir, here's the leg of pork, andjhcre's tht 

butcher's boy ! 


fight rf raVs"-^** Come well in the tttxtMd^* — «' Charge m OK^finee**^-** Gc im 
0rt c/«wr'*— «« Face a Brush" — «* Swish at a Ras^," And, Ni short,— «< Do mii 
Bind of th'mg** — phrases so plain and intelligible, that it's impossible to sais^^iAe tlieir 
^aniag. A horse is held ih the same contempt in l^esunlwe, as a; coxcomb holds a 
cotthtry bumpkin. In rulgar conntries (i. e. all others) wheie these a<complishaaent^ 
ant toot indlspenaS&ble, he piay be a hunter. 

(«) A Gentieman who fraSkally explains all the above a<^:omplishfflents^ t» the 
great edification of young horses, and the no less astmzshment rf weak mtd** 

(^) A favourite teazim of Mr. Forester's ; of the truth of which, he seldom loses M 
opportunity of endeavouiing to make his friends thoroughly sensiMe. ' , 

(c) As heads and tails are not hear to be understood in the common acGepta^ion' of 
%ht words ; and as all Ladies are not sportswomen enough to be aware that they have 
90 reference to the .human head or tail» they 'should know, that when you can « «awar< 
^ howfds with a sheet f* (which any Meltonian will explain to them more paiticwlarly) 
^y are then said to catry a hfOMtifUl head. When, on the contrary, they foUo'^ tin 
* i^er in a iine> like a flight of wild fowl, the;y are thes^ said-i-40 u^ 



O R. 




And every other Diversion ifiteiesting to the 


For MAY; 1800. 

Sporting Sabjefls in the Exhibition 
of the Royal Academy .... 55 

Peisian Game of Chess .... ibid 

Gravesend Sailing Maj^h ... 56 
Particulvs of an aicctnpt to assasti- 
natc bis Majesty i . . . . 5S 

A Dashing Impostor ^ . - . . ^ 9 
Parisian Theatre - - - - - - ibid 

Modcra Witchcraft - - - - - ibid 

Fate of a Sheep-killing Pointer - - 
Manner of employing Russian Dogs 
Account of Masquerades at Ranelagh 

and at the 'King's Theatre 
Theatricals --...-- 
' An Extraordinaay Escape ... 
A new Division of the World - ^ 
Surprizing Defence with Fire Arms 
Old Mi^cklin's Manner of Living • 
X*awrence on Draft Cattle ... 
Account of a celebrated French Ve- 
terinarian ,---.-.. 
Amusements of the Puor ... 
JLord Cbaniberlain.'s Award I>etween 
the Pqrformers and Proprietors of 
Covcnt- Garden Theatre ... 
Account of Indiscretion, a new Co. 
mcdy, at Drury L^ne, - - - 
of Liberal Opinions, a new 



- 64 









Improvement upon Bull- baiting 
Cuckoo Hatching - . - - 
A^ion ro recover the Value of 

Pointer Dog .-•.-- 
Extraordinary Account of ringing 

Bells, &c, at Portsmouth - - - 
London Roues .-*-.- 
nercul's and Nemzan Lion - • . 
Cricket Matches .--•--- 
Oaths risen in Price • - - - ■ 
Taylor's Account of Angling - - 
Fatal Duel -.----.. 
Boxing Matched ...... ih'ui 








Sporting Intflligence - - • - . 
Feast of Wit •.».---. 

Ode to a Sporting Fennale ... 
The Tell-Tale ; or, Deborah's Parrot 
L' Allegro -.---,--. 
Lines on Miles Stratham . . • 
Racing Song . - - • ^- • . 
The Digester ...----. 




.-.-,. ibid 


Verses to a L:idy .----. joo 
Exna^ irom September, a Poem - ibid^^ 
Lines to Diana, extradcd frp.n Ho- 
race -.--.-... ibid 
Courtship and Possession .... ibid 
Epic^iph tor a Card maker ... ibid 
Racing Calendar . - • • . ^-rlt 

Comedy, at Covent- Garden 

ji^mbellished with a beautiful Engravin<r «f SKY-SCRAPEK, from a Paint- 
ing of Sartorius; and an animated Etc,hing of a SHEEP-KlLLlj^'G 

f •* 

loaUon : 


And Sold by J. Wheble, Warwick Square, War wick Lane, near St. Paul's; 
C. Cmapple, 6(5, Pall-iiiall, opposite St. James's Place; J. Booth, Duke 
Street, Portland Place; John Hilton, at Newmarket; and byevery 
Bookseller an,d Stationer in Great Britain and Ireland. 










1" 1 

For. may 1800. 

t ' "r' 8 


I A ieifutifd Engraving ij> Scott, 
fr^m Faintmg fy Saat&s.ius.] 

AS we have retraced all our for- 
mer N ambers witbotit'efied, 
for fce purpose of discoyermg the 
pedigree of this horse, we must 
again confide in the good offices of 
some of our correspondents, for a' 
lutuire jQomiBfUiucation of the pedi- 
rree and performance of Sky*^ 
Scraper. - . ^ 

Spoativg Svbjbcts, &c. 

In the Exkiiition of the Royal Aca- 
denty^ 1800. 

l)Io. 18. ipORTRAITS of two 
X horses, G. Garrard. 

42. Portrait of a coWj the pro- 
perty of R. Dyoft,Esq; 
' 45. Horses, cattle, and figures. 

52. Two chargers belonging to 
the Duke of York. 

102. P(»'trait of spaniels and a 

1 1 Q. A portrait of a horse. 

113. The decoy. 

114, The ox who woh the pbte 
st Lyndhurst races, going round a 
oottFse nearly two mil e s in eight 

1S6. Adonis with his dogs, coi> 
^ttAed to tlie chsise by love. 

201. DiaiBood, by Highdyer, 
belonging tor J. Cookson, £jkj[ with 
the portrait of Mr. Dennis Fitz- 

2 Id. P9rWait of a bont«r. 

22^. Hambletonia^boatini^pbto- 
mond at Newmarket. 

241. Horses. 

267. P«nrtrmi:s of Captain Rickp^ 
etts, with his horse annd hotuid^. 
: 287. Portrait of Spider, an Iffib 
horse, the property of Jobn BdU^ 

309. A vultwre. . • 

368. Angling. * 

399. The bird's nest. ; 

467. Partridges. 

511. Portrait ^.a lkH»Ji» tte 

518. Proserpbe and MoiOKMift ^ 
horses, the property of JMr. i.Ynidl' 

527. Cattte. ' t 

53 i . Portrait of a horta. 

5yo. A trp^t. . 

613. A cat and a chickaa^ ■• ; 

639. Deer. 

'640. Deer. 

744. Hambletonran rubbing 

7 80. A dondiver, shot in.M«ir^ 
park, near Frome, Somevsetsbif^. 

^9. AbaU. 

1009. A lap-dog., (Marye^)' 

1083. Fighting bulls. (Model.) 

1091. A Norway ^Ik pursued 
by wolves. ^I^odeL) 

I < ■*. fcltt.l* M ■«.■ 

■* .^ A 


For the Spcrting jMagazim. 

HAVING met whh ihefollow- 
ing account of a gamp al 
chesf, which is doiominated tha 
Per^n gas^e, I have formed a sim- 
^ plarelationpfitinaballadw ^ Two 

H 2 Pcfrslans 


Gravesend Sailing Match. 

Persians had engaged in such deep 
play, that the whole fortune of one 
of them was gained by his oppq* 
nent. He who played the white 
was t!^e ruined itta^, ami, made 
desperate by his logs, he offered his 
favourite wife as his iust stake. 
The white has the move, or he 
would have been check-mated by 
the next. The lady, who had ob- 
^•erved the game tirom a window 
above, cried uut lo her a 
voice of despair, * to sacrifice liis 
castie,and save his wife,*. >'or the 
entertainment oi' your readeis who 
twrcchess-plajers, i hav« /subjoined 
• the situation of the game, which 
bemg ingeniously constructed, ipay 
afford them some gratitication, 
explain the circumstances, and, 
perhaps, heighten the relish of the 
story. It may be sufficient to in- 
^miho5ewly> are unskilled in this 
delightful exercise of the intellect, 
thatby an unexpeded ropyement in 
ihcgame,. occasioned by th<^ sacri- 
fice of a piece called the castle, 
the decision turns in favour .of the 
party whose game appeared irreco- 



King at queen's knight's scjuare. 
.Queen at king's knight's second 

Castle at king's knight*s sqimre. 
Castle at queen's knight's, seventh 
: squiire. ^ 

King at his castle's fourth square. 
Queen's castle at his own second, „ 
King's bishop at his king's fourth. 
Queen's knight's pawn at his own 

Queen's bishop's pawn at his own 

' sixth. 

White moves, and by sacriftciiij^ 
his castle to his opponent's king, 
and then advancing his qaeen*» 
ttJiht)p*s pawn, gives dieck-snate. . i 



Where the stream of Solofrcna 
' Winds along the silent vale $ 
Where rhc ^>aini-trees softly mummr, 
'Waving cii tbt gentle gale, 

^ • • - 1. - • • 

By the myrtle-woven windows 

Ot an uicU romantic seat^ 
Sat at chcssjwo noble Persians, 

SheltcrM fiom the scorching heat» 

.•: 3* 

Here, with beating breast, Alcanzor. 

' Vicw'd lie decjy eventful play, 

Tbtfie with black o'cr-arehing 

Sat ihe Caliph Mehmed Bey. 

4. .' 

, Cut. with wary eye the Persian • 

Marks each paisjon of the heart ; 
And the gallant, brave Alcantor 

Yields, a viaim Xo his art. 


Suon his ancient store of treasjUr*s', * 

• Soon his wealth and wfdb dotiiain^ 
So«n the- glories of his fatheis^ 
Fall,— the ciafry CaliphS gain. 

._ 6. 

Now he maddens as the lion 

Raging, thro' the desert grove ; i 
Now with de>p'raie oath he pledges 

Zaid.i's-biaatics, Zaida's love. 

Mehnned-Bcd the offer seizes^ 

Tiinm^yh sjlrstens in hrs eyes*' ' 
Ah I c;»sh y<»ath, that thou bad'st never 

Dar risk so fair a prize ( 


Fof impending ruin threatens ^ 
Ty dcvocc thy hapless love :— 

But ! wliat piercing accents issu^ 
From ihe lattic'd height above ^• 

. • ■ '. ' . 
'Tis the beauteous Zaida crying,- 

Half dl5traacd-^»< Oh toy life, I . 

To thy »oc concede thy cast ley 

And from death picscrvc thy wife.'' 

Middle Temple M. E* Y. 

Gravesend Sailing Match« 

ON Tliorsday the I5tb inst. waS 
decided, after a well-contest- 
ed struggle, the long depending 
match between the Maria /Vn»y 
latp the Earl of Wickham's yach|, 
and the Earl-SpenueP Gr»<res^xKi 


qy^r the orchestra on to the stago^ 
from, whence he was conveyed tQ 
ilie rousic.-room. The ptstol, whidi 
the assassin droppcdi was ibaiid 
under the' seat. 

On thp report of the pistol, s 
scream of hoiror burst fbnh liom 
ever)' pait of the Tiieatre^ and all 
was conjUsion and uproar for nearly 
a quarter of an hour ; when the 
rest of the Koyal family, the 
Queen, and four Princesses, hav- 
ing entered their boxes, and Mr, 
Kelly Irnving stated that no naischicf 
had ensued, " God save the Kifj/^ 
vvas sung by all the perjfbimers la 
, die. Theatre, i . ' . ' / 
^.- The curtain now rose for the 
.commencement of the play, " She 
muldatid She Would Not:' when 
_9g^in- the clamour was universal ibr 
Mr. . Bannister, who was" on the 
.s^age, to explain respe^ing the na- 
ture .of the offbnce that, had, beep 
committed. To this he briefly an- 
s>v;ered,*that it was a pistol which 
had been fired,' and that the offen- 
der was in dose custody. — Tlieplay 
was thern sulfercd to proceed^ and 
conclude; but i^iaiks of uneasiness 
Avere but .too, I visible iippq the 
^e^test. part of the audience.— 
"j Cmi Sa, Klug^^ howeveVj was 
cal^^i ioi;,. reiterated, 'and warihty 
applauded, at the conclusion of Qic 
^larce* • ■ 

; In. tb^ poean ,whiT9, *^^^^. Sheri- 
dan, assisted by.^r. Wigs lead, -the 
magi'stratei ^pi^ceeded to examine 
the man ir\ the room into which he 
had been conducted. ^Oti beii^ 
questioned by Mr. Sheridan, he 
said, " he had no objcdion to t^t^l 
wbohre was.. It was not over yet-;- 
there was a great deal more and 
worse tO' be done. His name was 
James Hadfield-^he had *^erved his 
tiine to a vvorking silversmith, but 
had enlisted into the 15 th light dra- 
goons, and had fought Ibr his King 
ajid country."— At this time the 
Pfince of Wales ai^d Duke of 
' York 

4M^t. They staitcid from Graves* 
««nd al ^ve minutes past tiik in the 
-IBornilig I <he Eaxl Spencer led the 
^ay t'ami the iirst trip was-consider- 
^vbly-^head, which slie c*ontinued 
the; whole way, going sound the 
Imoy oflhe Ouse lour siintites ber 
ibre tlie Maria Ana: itiU matiir 

• laining her distance, she arrived sKt 
<Oravesend, beating her 6pponent 

^^ear half a mile, and performing a 
'voyage of si>£ty miles in . vsk hour^ 
*ahd a haii', aiid vvinnijag. . « 

Ttie curiosity of the .public was 
-'htghly raised^' and the amateurs of 
•sailing considerably gratiiied, as 
ilhose yesseis were considered a$ 
^the- Hambletonian and Diainoad of 
.4he Thaioes. . .,*.,» 

t- Although the wager was only for 
^fty ^guineas, yet many thousand 
-pounds ciianged masters on the oc:- 
-^asion^. i : ... 

• ■ ' .... . , . 

rr^ , : r ■ • - . ^ t- f 

• » tJ>ON His MaJBSTY. ♦; 

AS tftjbe reprobated, this atro- 
'cious and extraordi;nary event 
mced^only to be.i«^«.-7;-We have 
-.ct)t20ietved,itour duty,, to.collp^) all 
r those, particulafs whjch. se^m to 
^have the best ibuudation . in fa^, 
And to. lay them bttforeour readers. 
On the evening of Thursday, 
iMay.45; at the inomer^t wfeen his 
^Mayesty entered tiie box, .a man in 
Ibe.pil^ niear the orchestrzi, on. the 
Jiglit hand sidey siiddenly stood up 
Olid discharged a pistol at the Royal : 
•Person ; on the report of which his 
•Majesty stopped, but aln^ost. in.- 
fttantiy, witliout the appearance o/ ' 
Jsieiog fclie least disconcerted, can^e . 
nearly to the iront of the bo^, and I 
continued tor some time in a bow- 
ing attitude to the specUlors, Mr. 
Wright, solicitor^ of Wellclosc- 
squarc, and Mr, Holroyd, plumber, 
of Scotland yard,, seiaed thi^. cul- 
{nrit, attdf Mi\h otliers, hfted hiin 

jS Particulars of an AffMpt upofikis Majut^. 


York entei^ed the room. Me nn* 

inedia(el/ turned to the Dnke, and 

jiaid — ^ 1 know your Royal High- 
ness — God bless yi>u-**'you are a 

good fellow— I liave served vrfA 

jour Highness, and (pointing to a 

deep cat over his eye, and afiother 

long scar on his cheek) said, I got 

these, and more than these in ft^f- 

ing by your side. At Lincelfes I 

Was left three hours among the dead 

in a ditcii, and was taken prisoner 

by the French. I Itad my arm 

bioken by a shot, and ei^tsab^ 

wounds in my head ; but I reco- 
vered, and here I &m." He then 

said, " that having been discharged 
, from the army on account' of his 

wounds, he now lived by working 

at his own trade, for Mr. Solomon 

Houghara, a silversmith, in Alders- 
gate -street. Being weary of life, 

he last week bought a parf of pis- 
tols fiomone Wakeliri, a hair-dres- 
ser ^nd bifoker, in St. John*s-strfeet. 

He told him they were for his young 

master, who would give him a 

blunderbuss in exchange:* Thiat he 

borrowed a crown from his master 

that morning, With which he had 

bought some powder, and hadgotte 

to the house of Mrs. Mason j in Red 

Lion-street, to have some beer ; 

that be went backwiafds to the 

yard", and there he tried the pis- 

tolsv He found one good for nroth* 

ing, and left it behmd lim. ' In 

his own trade he used lead, and 

he cast himself two slugs, with 

which he loaded his pistol,aiid came 

to the Theatre.'' 

A t this part of the narrati^^e Sir 
William Addington, the magistrate, 
arrived, and went over the* exami- 
nation of the persons who had se- 
cured him, and who had seen the 
pistol levelled at his Majesty. Sir 
William said, it was itioit material 
to ascertain that fa^l, whether the 
pistol was levelled at the sacrad 

bitli tr^awMv t^ o(b«r iM»t. . H> 
asked Haitteld what kad iadiiGad 
him- to attempt the life of tJbe b«il 
of Sovereigns ? He' answered, thai 
he htfd not attempled to. UU (ke 
Kkiff. He had fired his pistol over 
tk^ Royal k<nc-*«-He was asgoodU 
shot as ad J maoin f^^and \ k& ws^ 
Kims^f weary '^f life--he wiabad 
i&f death, but not to die b^ his o^it 
hond^ He was desirous to raise 
an alarm \ and wished that the 
spectators nigbt £ill upon kira-^be 
hoped tka^ hii life was fori^td.'' 
He was asked if he beionged to the 
'Corresponding Society \ JA^ 9aki| 
** N<>; he beJooged lo »» political 
socieiy ; be. kcbnged to a dal^ 
of Odd Fellows, and a Benefit 
Society." And beihg asked if he 
had .any accompUees, he solemoJ^ 
declared that he had nOoe. But 
from what transpired aflerw»r4s, k 
appeared, that he told his wife and 
others, that on the preceding Tues- 
day he met anian who assayed klai 
that he had hod Jesifs CJirist in 
keeping five years in Mount Sion^ 
^nd that be was soon it^ vbit this' 
World. This man was one True- 
lock, a cobler, at Isiingtofi, who- 
said it' was a shame there sbmdd be 
any soldier^;- ll^at Jesus Chfist wsa 
coming, and we shoukl then have 
neither King nor 8oidieES.> Tke 
cobier rallied at ail Kings^ 

Relative to HadAeld'^sapppsM 
madness, some- ^ his oncers said, 
he was so obstreperous about fhvee 
months ago, i» eonsequeoce of 
drinking^ ih?X being down atCrojr* 
don to see tlie regiment, they were 
obliged to* put hiiu on a strait u^isi- ' 
coat. But on the ^j he made the 
attempt upon the King, it appeared 
that he was^tff/ir^/p jWtJr. 

From a subsequent emjuiry k 
has transpired, that Hac|^eld hsa 
yety lately been in the habit of fre« 
quenting bouses known as the r^ 
person of his Majesty, or fired at I sort of some of the imst vi^ltnt A* 
random, as tlie one ca&e would bo awnvifwj especially while, the Qlufc* 

/ eiusted j 

Accnirtt <f a Dashing tmfimtor.. 


•3(istect; and also, that persons, | 
known to have been of tliiit de- 
•eriptkm, are not unacqitaint€dwith 
bim, nor do they suppne Mm t9 he, 


The Editor of a respe^bie 
Evenin? Paper also ob$erv«$, thait 
Hadfield^ though a Member of the 
Odd Fellows^and of a BenefitClab, 
denied ^ belonging to the London 
Corresponding, or any Poiiticai So- 
ciety ; but though t&e li^tter exist 
nolnhger^sorganizeld4>!C>dt^^t it 
seems some small Pditkal Meetmgs^ 
putragemidy democrtaic^ are occasion- 
ally to be found. In the best His- 
tory ^ English yacvHuism extant. 
We are intormed, that thePropa- 

eidtsts and Deputies 6om the 
Q4pn Corresponding Society 
made it their busuiess, not only to 
worm themselves into Benefit CHuis^ 
^nX mUxe^nviviaimeetifigiof every kind^ 
4m the avowed purpose of making 
converts to their political and infi* 
del principles. Another, and sttli 
more striking pcxnt of resemblance 
between the late Clubbists,and the 
supposed pra^ice of Truelock the 
cobler, rests upon a well-founded 
assertion in the work just quoted \ 
viz./^ that to mingle with and treat 
the soldiery, was as much a part of 
the duty as it was to meet at the 
Division«iy)oms; and reports of pro- . 
grass in this midertaking were con- 
fitzxs^y made and applauded." 

That the sanguinary spirit, and 
liw general pr0{)en$ity of ^me of 
fhe Members of those Clubs for 
^sasdnatim^ is not yet extin6t, is 
i>ut too evident from the late atro- 
iciotts attempt upon our Sovereign ; 
which, it is not improbable, may 
4»ave sprung fi-om the same source 
oi political or fanatical enthusiasm. 

The work we have alluded to, as 
the best History ofEngl'uh Jacobinism^ 
(The Rist4xn4 Dissolution of tkg Infi- 
ll Societies^ &c«^cc. by Mr. Ha- 
milton Reid; printed tor J --*««. 
HatchaiTd) joot only fv>nfiy,tfvf a, . Qom* 

ber of political particulars, unpre- 
cedented in the annals of this 
country, but an argumentative ex* 
posure of the pernicious tendency 
of the irreHrious opinions broached 
at the same time, under the sanc- 
tion of the Age of Reason, and 
the New Morality. 

A Dashikg Imfostor. 

A Man, with something of the 
appearance of a gentleman^ 
rather tall, thin visaged, with a ring 
or two on his finger, and shoes 
witli ties, on the 2d instant, came 
to the parish of Saham Toney, in 
Norfolk, and visited most, or ail the 
families, with the stale pretext of 
having a (hand Lottery at the Bull 
Inn, in Watton, the Wednesday 
following, for a variety of* gowns 
g£ the lM»st labric, India and £n- 
glial^muslins, waistcoat- pieces, laces, 
and a watch of three guineas value 
was the highest prize. — He took 
from some unwary females a shil-r 
ling, and delivered a paper, no name 
signed^ with tlie words *' Chance 
Ticluet" wrote thereon; others gave 
according to the number in each 
family; and after obtaining as much 
as he could, went to Ashill, Hale, 
Griston, Caston, Thompson, Car- 
brook, atid all the adjacent villages, 
where he pursued the same coursfj 
as at Saham, and coUedled various 
sums of money ; upon a moderate 
calculation not less than 301. — The 
day lor drawing (Wednesday) art- 
rived, and a numerous company, of 
females in particular, kept throng- 
ing in from all parts of Watton, 
in the eager hope Dame Fortune 
would prove kind. — The town apr 
peaied as it were taken by storm, 
by a complete market of women. 
The old goddess proved as incon- 
stant asslie is blind ; for hour after 
hour rolled away^ w;heQ female pa* 
ticDce being entirely exhausted, 
nothing but loud £1111x11111$ and 



'Mod^n^Vitchcuift^ ific. 

cur&es dropt from each inaid,i>vhose 
throbbing heart beat bigli in, the 
anxious ^^peclatipA of carrying. 
borne a valuable prize; but. Oh! 
grici of grills L the roan, fearful of 
tiie consequences due to his spe- 
cious villainy, bad previously de- 
camped, leaving the adventurers 
for his lottery in all the agonies of 
disappointment, — From the town 
of Swaffhain he also obtained up- 
wards of sol. and at many other 
l^aces more or less. 

Parisian Theatr^,. 

AMONGST the new Pieces 
, lately brought forward, one of 
them has for its title — " Garrick 
aiul his Double J ^ — Garrick is sup- 
pf>sed to have quitted the London 
Theatre witliout leave, and to have 
travelled inco^. lest he should be ar» 
rested for his fine. On his arrival 
in Dublin, tiie Manager engages to 
p^y his forfeit. He travels, how-/ 
ei cr, to Kiidare, where he finds his 
dtuoJtf, that is, a CoBaedian who had 
tis-jumed his name, ^nd was playing 
his characters with success, in a 
conversation between them, the 
Houble sustains his pretensions with 
uncommon impudence, and offers 
to Garrick his protection, if he 
wishes to present himself at Drury- 
lane Theatre. At length the Lon- 
don Manager having caused Gar- 
rick to be pursued, his sosia is. ar 
icsled in his place, and the, unfor- 
tunate double leels some of the in- 
con >' en iencies of the name from 
whici) he had derived so much ad- 
vantage. He is thus aukwardly 
situated, and, notwithstanding all 
his disavowals and renunciations of 
his assumed name, is about to be 
conveyed to prison. The Dublin 
Manager, however, arrives, pays 
the fine, and solves the embarrass- 
ment. This piece is said to abound 
-in pleasant equivoques^ and high- 
wrought situatiofts. It had com- 
plete success. 


TH£R£ issomethmff extraordi- 
nary in the idea of limiting the 
power Qitfascifuitim> to old •wtanfn^ 
We know something of the ma£i£ 
ascribed i^Lancoihirt lf^iuke4\ but 
these are generally understood to 
b^ YOVNG vafmen with be^hcfung 
eyes, and other attributes o^ femJk, 
divinity » — Hpw.o/J women beoome 
possessed of sueh supernaturaliTiWzKi 
is really a n^itay! — Perhaps this^ 
mistery tnay, very sliortly, be <ie- 
veloped; ibr, it is a recent fad» 
that a gentleman^ after serving in tlie 
capacity- of o<ia n d juror^ iit Car- 
lisle, has- 4«v/*a^ again and again— 
that an old^ ircnufn had hetoiichedivifi 
of his sons, and liis servant-iwtfw/.— 
He assigned subsiantial reasons tor 
tliis his firm cmvi^ion^ which he op' 
posed to the he a son ofth^wewha 
heard him declare it; — and avowed 
his resolution of preferring a biU of 
u)diclment on this wtrnJ^ful busi- 
ness— M< ^'ery next sessiom — from 
which he had been deterred, on iSK 
present occasion, merely Irom tlie 
circumstance of his name being iu-, 

serted in the pannel. 

— ~ . . - . , ■ ■ - I II I 

An animated Etching, by 

AIr. Ho WITT. 


[Explanation of the Etching^.} . 

A Gentleman farmer near Har- 
borough, lately finding he had 
lost some lambs of a favourite breed, 
which he took for granted were 
taken by the /oxesy ordered his son 
to watch with a gun in the dart 
hour for poor Keynard— when, 
after waiting a short time, the 
sheep seemed in motion by beinj; 
chased, when he instantly tired k 
the culprit, and to his great jo^ 
brought him down— but to tik, 
great surprize, when going to take 
up his booty, he found he had sbcC 
his father's best pointer, which waii 
ifi the habit of killing lanib^^ asit 
which generally turns out to be tin 
case iu Josses of .this kind. 



C ... 



Accomt of Ruisku JOogt. 



Russian Dogs 

Are applied to tM Service and Accoro* 
modatioQ of Man. 

[From Mr. Tookr's View of the Russian 

(Omtitmed from page SOS^last vd^ 

IT is the Dog, of whom nume- 
rous packs iire found^with al- 
most all the nomadic nations, and 
are used for draught, particularly 
by the Kamtshadaies and the Os- 
tiaks, by the eastern Samoyedes, 
the Tunguses, and by some stems 
of- the Mandshures: an employ- 
ment to which they are destined 
even among the Russians in the go- 
vernment of Irkutsk, where in some 
distridls they supply the place of 
post-horses. But no where is the 
breed of this animal of such impor- 
tance and necessity as in Kamt- 
shatka, where they constitute the 
only species of tame domestic ani- 
mals, and where it is as impossible 
to dispense with tliem, as in other 
countries with horned cattle or the 
horse. The Kamtshadale dogs are in 
size and shape little different from 
the large Russian boor-dog; but their 
manners are almost totally changed 
by their course of training, diefc, and 
treatment. They are held to be 
the best and most long-winded 
runners of all the Siberian dogs, 
and their spirit is so great that they 
frequently dislocate their joints in 
drawing, ai\d their hair is often 
tinged with red from the extravasa- 
tion of blood occasioned by violent 
exertions. They possess so much 
strength that four of them, which 
iare commonly harnessed to a sledge, 
draw with case three full-grown 
persons with a pood and a half of 
baggage. The ordinary loading of 
four dogs amounts to five or six 
poods, and a single jnan can, in this 
manner, in bad roads, go thirty or 
Vol. XVI. No. 92. 

fbrtyi but in good roads eighty &# 
hundred and forty versts a d^y.**^ 
The deep snow which the dogs ri^ 
over without breaking iq; the steep 
mountains aud narrow passes in the 
vallies^ the thick impassable fo« 
rests; the numerous streams and 
brooks that are either not all, or but 
slightly frozen over; ^e storo^^s 
which drift the snow and efface 
every vestige of a track : — all these 
circumstances together would pre- 
vent the travelling with horses, had 
they ever so many of them, in win- 
ter at least ; and it is therefore v^y 
probable that the dog, even under 
the highest pitch of civilization to 
which Kamtshatkacan attain, would 
be always the principal and most 
serviceable animal for draught.— 
Accordingly the taste fpr dogs is 
here as great as^sewhere it is for 
horses, and considerable sums are 
not unfrequently expended in the ' 
purchase of them, and on the ele- 
gance of their trappings. 

The manner in which these ani- 
mals are trained to thei( singular 
employment has so powerful an in- 
fluence on the individual properties 
of the whole species, that the de- 
scription of it will not be uninterest- 
ing even to the philosophic reader. 
For proper draught- dogs, the choice 
is principally made of sUch as have 
high legs, long ears, a sharp muz- 
zle, a broad crupper and thick 
heads, and discover ftreat vivacity. 
As soon as the puppies are able to 
see, they are thrown into a dark pit, 
where they remain shut up till they 
are thought sufficiently stirong to 
undergo a trial. They are tlien 
harnassed with other trained dogs - 
to a sledge, with which they scam- 
per away with all their might, bein^ 
frightened by the light, and by . so 
many strange objeds. After this 
.short trial they are again confined 
to their gloomy dungeon, and this 
practice is repeat^ till they are 
mured to th^ business of drawing, 

1 dlBd 

Account of Rt^ssf^n Dogs. 


and arc obedient to their driver. — 
From this moBpent begins their hard 
and miserable course, only allevi- 
ated by the short recreation the 
summer affords them. As in this 
seai?on they are of no service, no-^ 
body'cares^ about them, but they 
enjoy a perfect liberty, which they 
principally employ in assuaging 
their hunger. Their sole nourish- 
ment consists of fish, which they 
watch for all this time by the brinks 
of rivers, and which they catch 
v^th great dexterity and cunning. 
When they have plenty of tliis 
food, like the bears, they devour 
only the heads and leave the rest 

V This respite however lasts only 
till Odiober, when every propri- 
etor assembles his dogs, and ties 
them up in a place adjoining to his 
dwelling, where they must be kept 
on spare regimen to bring down 
tlieir superfluous Ikt, that they may 
be rendered more fit for running. 
With <he iirst fall of snow com- 
mences their time of tormenjt ; and 
then day and night is heard their' 
dreadful howling, in which they 
«eem to bewail their miserable fate. 
With the hard lot these animals 
Jiave to bear the. winter through, 
their food consists only of soured or 
dried fish in ^ state of coijruption, 
and evert this they are only allowed, 
as the better diet, to refresh and in- 
vigorate them, as it is observed 
that they become nice and more 
easily tired on receiving this deli-' 
cacy shortly before they set out on 
a journey. 'Their ordinary suste- 
nance is mouldy dried fish, a tr^at 
at which tliey can selcjora satisfy 
their- appetite without bleeding 
jaws, as the greater part of it con- 
sists of bones and teeth. This hard 
usage, however, they generaDy re- 
venge by the amazing Voracity 
which ' spares no object on which 
ihey can lay hold. With thievish 
artifice they mount the ladder to 

the aerial cupbodxd of their tyran- 
nical master; with unnatural greedi- 
ness they prey upon his thongs, 
8trap8> and leathers, whtrrever they 
find them; and the deprafvity of 
tlieir^ taste is such, that rarely can a 
-Kamtshadale incline in obodience 
to the ignobler calls of nature, with- 
out first arming himself with a whip, 
as at all times a ravenous pack is 
ready to contend even to blood for 
his loathsome leavings. 

Not only in their voracity, how- 
ever, but in the whole individuality 
of their brutal behaviour this de- 
pravity is ever conspicuous. In- 
stead of the vigilance,- fidelity, and 
attachment which the dog every 
where shews for his feeder, and 
therefore has in all nations been 
made the symbol of these virtues, 
the Kamtshadale dog has assumed 
the character of a crafty slave: — 
Sly and unfriendly he shuns the 
look of his master; unconcerned 
about the ^safety of his property, he 
will not stir to defend it against a 
stranger. Timid and sullen, he 
sneaks prowling alone, still leering 
on every side from siispieion. It is 
only by artifice and deceit that they 
can be harnessed to - the f sledge; 
while this is doing, they all stretch 
their heads upwards, and set up a 
melancholy yell ; but as soon as the 
sledge is in motion, they are sud- 
denly mute, and then by a hundred 
artful tricks seem to vie with each 
other to weary the patience of the 
driver, or resolved to bring his life 
into jeopardy. On coming id a 
dangerous place they redouble their 
speed ; where, to avoid being pre- 
cipitated down a steep mountain, 
or plunged into a deep river, he is 
commonly forced to abandon the 
sledge, which seldom fails of being 
broken to pieces, and he only finds 
it again at the next village, if th^ 
dogs have not been so lucky as to 
set themselves firee. outright. 
Yet the dog of iUmtshatka, 




though so degenerate from the rest 
of his kind, is not deficient in qua-^ 
lilies by which he may be service- 
able to man when he pleases. Be- 
sides the advantage of being able, 
with these light creatures, to tra- 
verse the trackless mountains, and 
proceed along the surface of deep 
ridges of sik>w> they are also ex- 
cellent guides on the dreary way, 
as in the most pitchy darkness, and 
in the most tremendous storms of 
sno%Y, they find out the. place for 
which tlieir master is bound. If 
the ^tormfbe so violent that, unable 
Ho proceed, they must remain on 
the spot, as not unfrequently hap- 
pens, the dogs lio' by the side of 
their- master,, and preserve his life 
by their natural warmth. They 
Kkewise give infallible notice of 
approaching storms, by scratching 
holes in the snow, and endeavour- 
mg to shelter themselves in them. 
By these, and many other good 
qualities, the Kamtshadale dogs by 
far. overbalance the mischiefs they. 
do by their perversity ; and to what 
other - cause than the tyrannical 
treatment they receive from hard- 
hearted man, is the blame of this 
perver.sity to be ascribed? Great 
as their rogueries may be, they 
scorn comparison with the cold and 
selfish ingratitude whicli these de- 
graded animals, chained to perpe- 
tual bondage and stripes, endure 
from mankind.. Scarcely has the» 
Kamtshadale dog, worn out by the 
.weight of his bodily sufferings, ar-' 
rived at a premature old age, in 
which he is unfit any longer to draw, 
than his inexorable master e^da of 
him the last surrender he is able to 
slake— -his^ skin ^ and the same 
cruelly treated slave, who, during 
his sltort ahd pajnful life, has so 
often imparted his animal warmth, 
to his'merciless tyrant, affords him 
Ihe same service^, and in the same 
mapner^ ^vea after his death* 


THE last of these in April, at 
Ranelagh,:though not so n]u- 
merously attended as expeded, had 
a'comptoy of above seven hundred 
persons ; for whom, besides a bril- 
liant display of fire-works, which 
gave universal satisfa6Uon, an ele- 
gant light repast for supper was 
provided, ^with the refreshments of 
' tea, coffee, ices, &c. The charac- 
ters were confined to a few : aniong 
the most deserving of notice, jwere 
a female, in the charadier of Jlark" 
quifif who, with nimble pantomimic 
movements, kept pace with a young 
and sprightly Columbine. -j- A Quack 
Do^or^ who gave his opinion with- 
out a fep^ professed hinlself skilled 
in i)^Q arts of Galen, and all the 
antient physicialJ;s, ^nd sought cus- 
tom from the /air. s^x, by acquaint- 
ing them hehadibuui ©Vit a remedy 
to cure the suoeet pmsim of hva, — A 
Link^hoy, who ijaqessantjy . vocife- 
rated, " coach »«/5ir^^''. appearing 
without a number, was taken into 
custody by a Drunhqi Watchman^ 
and compelled, to ke^p the peace- 
the remainder of the night, by the ^ 
majority, of thejppmpany. — A />• 
mde Ballad Sin^etf whose distress 
was pourtrayed by the. pathetic 
strains of, " Relieve my itfo/its^ my 
wogs disfresii^g^" could not gain a 
mite frojm her hearers .; and, there- 
fore, relieved them. with the air of 
" Little. Sally ^'^ which had more 
effed on their passions, — A pretend- ^ 
ed Sailor y .who had^never seen salt- 
water, was compelled, by a gallant 
SoH of Neptuncy to seek shelter -in 
lubber'* 5 liolc^^kxi Itinerant Phy^^ a 
Madman^ a D&ifily ^ Cltnmy and a 
Knight of the Shtgrsy who aded tUeOr 
parts to the life,., had 'much merit. 
-'-A groupe .3^ Singers^ consisting of • ^ 
a Jifiiety Cohkfy and Ta^hry amused 
the company vith. many excelieiit 
catches' and glees.— Of the Domi-^ 
fiotf asL usual, nothing above moving 

I 2 automata 



automata s^peared; Gne» indeed, 
i^ho, from his masque^ declared him- 
self to the company as an QddFd- 
lotu^ convinced them, by his jocula- 
rity and ready repartee, that he was 
perie6lly intitled to serve the oiiee 
of Naiie Grand. 

' The Masquerade given at the 
King*s Theatre, on the 1st instant, 
was numerously attended. ^- Among 
the several charaders, a Quaci 
Doffor was the most conspicuous — a 
^IvestiT J}aggenoood^ who had ^ an 
infinite deal of nothing" to say — • 
Sailors^ Countrymen^ Chimney Sweepers^ 
flower Girls ^ Gipsies^ a Tomn^ Ton^^ 
a band of Mrs. Mont£^u'syrr>»<^ ; 
a Rtdla^ who tore his. fine speeches, 
&I1 of logic and grammar ; and a 
great number of Harlequins and 
downs I the former sans agility ^ the 
latter sans humour, filled up the 
scene. The supper was the best 
by fdx that Gas ot late been given 
upon such an occasion^ and the 
company was truly respe6table. 
We cannot conclude this brifsf ac- 
count without expressing our dis« 
approbatbn of the indecent custom, 
. of men 'habiting themselves like 
wome^. The condu6l of some 
persons of this description, during 
ibe evening, disgusted the greater 
part of the ass'embly"; but at length 
some gentlemen, much' to their cre- 
dit, actually compelled them to re- 
tire firom the merry scene. 


A New Musical Entertainment, 
called the ChUdrem, was per- 
formed for the first time, at Drury 
Lane, on the evening of the 28th 
ult. after the comedy of She Wou'd 
and She Wm^d Noty for the benefit 
of Mr. Bannister, jun. The plot 
is briefly as follows : — 

Henry, the son of Sir Gabriel 
Wiilwou'd^ and Emily, Sk Gabri^ 

el's wArd, hating formed «it early 
attachment to each other, Sir G^ 
briel sends his son ,to travel on the 
Continent for a short time^ at the 
end of which he xetufns to many 
Emily. The young coi]4)le, how- 
ever, have, in the mean ttme^ 
adopted new opinions, and at their 
first interview, finding a mutual 
coldness, they soon agree to part*. 
Henry resolves to go back to Italy, 
and Emily to mix with the gay 
world. Henry orders his chaise; 
but the artful interference of their 
servants, whose &te is conne^ed 
with that of their master and mis'^ 
tress, recals to observation their 
kindness to each other, and pro- 
duces a reconciliation and awed* 

This piece, the gedieral tesctnre 
of which is of a light descnpUcm, 
affords a tolerable scope for the ex- 
ercise of the respective talents of 
Mrs. Jordan, Miss De Camp, Mc. 
Bannister, and Mr. Suett ; but ka 
representation was, in many in- 
stances, very imperfe^. The mu- 
sic, in the composition of wfaicby 
the wonted taste and scieiice of 
Kelly are taost haf^ily displayed, 
was universally af^landed. The 
House was crowded in every part. 
The following, among c^het sm^p^ 
was sung by Mrs. Jordan with t;ti» 
most pleasing effed; — 
AIR— Emily, 

I thought that I once lov'd your Henry, 

Sir, truly 5 
Sincere wa9 my passion,— l>ut then I was 

young, Sir $ 
You*ll own, that 'tis wis«(r to weigh th^ 
case doly. 
And, till the mind's settled— 'tis best 
hold the tongue, Sir. 
Main vss, and plain voy— wfaea C ljpc»k« 
i don't mean them ; 
To say ohe or t'other dawnright^ I an 
loth, Sir; 
But is there no word that lies hatlf i^y be- 
tween them i ' 
Suppose I say irsiTHEft-<-ocBiatya't X 
say ftOTH^Sir^ 





Miss Heard 
Miss Tidswell 
Mrs. Crouch 

^ Miss SI 
t &c. 

Tbe Frologu^e announced it in- 
directly from a female pen ; but it 
has been adapted to the stage by 
Mr. Kembki to whose exertions, 
admirably supported by those of 
Mrs^ SiddonS) it is principally in- 
debted £bc its auccera. The interest 
of the &b2e, which is extremely 
simple, is produced by the pas^n 
^ hate, which, lodging early in the 
breast of' a man, amiable in other 
i:espe6ls, grows with his growth, 
until at length it overpowers aU 
moral principle, and impels him to 
the cowardly murder of the m^n, 
■v^hose sup^ior merit gave it birth. 
A passion more general than envy, 
of which that chosen by the author 
seems to be only an inveterate spe- 
cies, does not prevail in human na- 
ture. We here find it tr^ted in. a 
WtsikOtT that must afford useful in- 
struction, and punished witli a se- 
verity due to its atrodousne^s. In 
a moral point of view, the play is 
nost deserving, not only with" re* 
sped to the vice which'it condemns, 
but the virtue which it comm^ds, 
in the strong and steady fraternal 
affedtion subsisting betweep the he- 
ro and heroine of the piece. / In 
the construction of the fable, the 

De Mnttfiri^ a New Tragedy, 
q[ which Ihe following is the Dra- 
myitis Peusonae, was "performed at 
Drury Lane, fojr the first time, oix 
Tuesday, the 29tli ult 


De Mmtfori Mr. Kemble 

Marquis Razenfeli Mr. Talbot 
jilSert - Mr. Barrymore 

Mamtel - ' !Mr.' Powell 
Jeremy ^ Mr. Dowton 

* ' WOMEN. 

Jane De Montftrt Mrs* Siddons 

Loify Albert • 



two first ads are jsidiausted in/dc^ 
veloping tli'e mysterious gloom.tHaf: 
hangs on the brow of the fiaroh De 
Sdontfbrt; in the ' energetic and 
fond solicitude of his much -loved 
sister, the Lady Jane, to discover its 
source: in her triumph over his 
pride in wringing from him the se* 
cret cause, theHhiatred of the Mar- 
<|uis Razenfelt, her admirer, and 
in remonstrance and reasoning to 
resist it. Here then ive have no^ 
thing but dialogue and relation* 
We do not mark th^ progress of 
the passion, we are only told what 
has passed. There, ace no incidents 
to embellish the scene, or business 
to keep the attention alive. The 
whole interest depends on just sen* 
timent, in natural and iuiaffedled 
language, impressed with all iX^isi 
force and energy of Mr- Kemble 
and Mrs. Siddons. From the com- 
mencement of the third a^ how« 
ever, the progress of. the passion 
is submitted to the audience. .The 
incidents by which it is advanced, 
of course, give a variety and adli- 
vity to the scene, which it did i>ot 
possess before! But the assassina*^ 
tion of Razenfelt, which concludes 
the fourth a6l, concludes also the 
nistory of the passion^ and what 
follows in the remorse and conse- 
quent untimely death of De Mont- 
fort, and the sorrows of his amiable 
sister, dfependsj for its favourable re* 
ception, entirely on the fine adiing 
of the two principal performers. 

Whatever the merits of this 
piece may be, and certainly in the 
sentiment, language, manners, and 
charadters, there are many prevail- 
ing beauties; the author and 
adapter have not possessed conft* 
dence sufficieili to renounce the po» 
pular charm» of spedlacle. The, 
scene, which is laid in Augsburg, 
in Qermany, boasts a variety of 
beautiful views. The ckstle of 
Lord Albert, the mutual friend ^ 
the unfortunate rivals^ presents 



Jn Extraordinary Escape. 

mai^y -charms (o \^.\& eye, but none 
of t^em so striking, as a ^hlonable 
Toiyte recommeneied by a charming 
song from Miss>-6leveiis. The 
piece is fiirthef diversified by an 
excellent air from Mr. Sedgwick at 
a cpnvivial party; but that part of 
it, which for scenery, procession, 
decoration, and music, is not to be 
surpassed by any combination on 
the stage, is the chapel belonging 
to the 'convent, in the neighbour- 
Iiood of which, the Marquis Ra- 
zenfelt is murdered, and in an 
apartment of which De Montford 
ends his life. Here the dreadful 
story is announced at the moment 
of divine worship, when the charms 
of vocal and instrumental jnusici 
the former aided by the fine voices 
of Mrs. Crouch and Miss Stevens, 
swell the^ pomp and solemnity of 
the scene. All the music is, we 
understand, furnished by Mr. Kelly, 
whose talents could not be more 
successfiilly or judiciously em- 

This piece, upon the whole, pro- 
mises fair to be a l^vourite with the 
town. * ♦. 

An Extraordinary Escape. . 

MARGARET Catchpole, who 
stole a horse, emd afterwards 
rode off with it to London, a dis- 
tance of seventy miles in ten hours, 
in the year 1797, was^ for this of- 
fence; tried and condemned at Bury 
assizes, the same year, which sen- 
tence was afterwards changed to 
seven years transportation ; but 
being confined in Ipswich gaol, till 
the evening of tha 25 th ot March, 
she then contrived lo make her 
escape, of which the following are 
the particulars :— 

It appears, that she had been^m- 
ployed that day in washing with 
the other female convicts \ that on 

nich occasions they arc locked up 
in their ward, are supplied with 
viduals from the turnkey, and, at 
about seven o'clock, tliey knock at 
the door to be let out; but that 
this evening, Margaret Catchpole, 
swore vengeance to the first who 
Should give the usual signal tjiJ eight. 
After having supped, they all re- 
tired to bed; when, it is supposed, 
this woman slipped out^ an^, the 
turnkey, thinking she was in her 
cell, fastened the door. Early the 
next morning, the gardener saw a 
finen-hne over the gaol wall; of 
this he acquainted the turnkey, 
and, on further examination^ they 
found the frame, used for an awn- 
ing to a flower-bed, by the side of 
the line, and a linen crotch.' At 
this place one of the spikes of the 
chevaux de frise was broken; and ' 
here, it is supposed, with the assist- 
ance of the frame and linen-crotch,^ 
she raised herself up to the wall, 
which is twenty- two feet from the 
ground ; tied the, linen line to the 
shoulder of the chevaux de frise^ 
and got through the aperture, which 
does not appear to ^be more than 
ten inches wide, and tfi^en let her- 
self down on the other side. This 
is the most probable conjecture. It 
was impossible for her to get o\er 
ihechevaiix'defrisey and, in getting 
through the vacancy, the least pres- 
sure by the shoulders would have 
thrown it down, as the whole a6ts 
upon a lever. This extraordinary 
escape, is only worthy of such a 
singular character. 

She is about thirty-eight years of 
age, and had on a convi^b dress 
when she went away ; but, how- 
evej*, was retaken a few days aflei> 
wards, by Mr. Ripshaw, the kee- 
per, at Sudbourne, near Orford, ii\ 
Suffolk, dressed in a sailor's habit, 
and safely conducted back to her 
old apartment. 

A New 

A New Division of the World. - 


A NEW Division of the 

To the Editor. 

MORAL writers havje ever 
mentioned mankind as if di- 
vided into two classes. Some have 
called these the good and the bad ; 
som^ the high and the low ; some 
the wise and the foolish ; some the 
. rich and the^ poor — but in my way 
of thinking, they ought to be di- 
vided into the serious and the merry. 
To the former charader I ascribe 
the vast majority. Tlie taerry are 
certainly the second class, but far 
inferi6r in numbers. 

'' This, Sir, is my way of reckon- 
ing. 1 do not call a man merry 
because I have heard him laughing 
and joking for three hours at a con- 
vivial entertainment. — No, I allot 
to him, as to all mankind, twenty- 
four hours for every day ; and by 
counting in how many of these he 
'■ is serious, and how many merry, I 
form an exa6l estimate of his estate. 
Thus, if we allow three hours of 
merriment, there remain twenty- 
one of gravity, and is not this a very 
serious man, if he goes on so for a 

/ year? 

Most people are quite mistaken 
ii^ thinking that the powerful and 
opulent are merry. Alas ! ask any- 
of our Ministers of State f I say, 
ask any of them, what is the num- 
ber of their serious hours, and I am 
persuaded you will have no occa- 
sion to consider them in any other 
light than that of the most serious 
men in the nation. 

There is ^ great merchant no w— 
y9u dined with him the other day 
— sat^nearly four hours — heard him 
laughing and joking—and set him 
down for a merry man. No such 

- thing. Follow him to his country- 
house, observe him when he has no 
company, watch his pillow, and 


-you will in all this perceive tlie 
gravity of a mai^ who cannot move 
a muscle. 

Divines are serious by profession • 
Their hours of merriment must be 
very few, if they do their duty, be- 
cause it cannot admit of merri- 
ment; and i^ they negle6l thek 
duty, they can have little pretence 
to merriment, for it would be a 

Some people think that gfeat 
Lawyers must be very merry, be* 
cause they are observed t<^joke and 
gibe between trials, and because 
fees flow, in fas tet than they can 
make their pockets to contain them. 
AH a mistake, Sjr. Their profes-' 
sion renders them particularly grave, 
and the more money they get. the 
more serious they are expected to" 
appear ii^ a cause in whicli they 
have no personal concern. Yoii 
cannot say of tlig^m as Sir Richard 
Steele makes an undertaker say of 
hisser\^ants — ^'' The devil is in these 
fellows ; tlie more money I give 
them to look grave, the merrier the 
dogs are.'* 

As to Physicians, Surgeons, A pc«- 
thecaries, &c. no persons, I hope, 
will pretend, tliat they are not ha- 
bitually serious. How can they be 
otherwise, perpetually exposed to 
the view of distress, pain, and 
death ? Aye ! says one, but they get 
a great deal of money. — Well, and 
what the better are they for it? — • 
A regular bred man is compelled 
to look as dismal when he receives' 
a fee, as if he were obliged to piy 

Then as to Tradesmen, Shop- 
keepers—they are merry, perhaps 
some will say — Merry indeed! — 
What sit behind a counter -for a 
whole day, hoping 'for customers, 
and perhaps none come — or jf they 
have twenty, half of them have run 
away in their debt. A fine situa- 
tion for men imeni ! 



Surprising Defence with Fire-Arms. 

BatheIor$ — O ! they surely are 
merry — ^no cares^ no anxieties — 
a set of poor Devils, that if poor 
really, oo one cares a ^rthing for ; 
and if rich^ every one wishes dead 
— sneaking about for refuge from 
themselves. No ; they have a great 
majority of serious hours. 

Married Men have surely Cause 
to be merry — Have they ? Let 
every man speak for himself. If a 
man has a good wife, and a dutiful 
£unily, does he not . quake every 
hour for fear of losing them ? and 
if he has a bad wife and a bad fa- 
mily, is he not in a perpetual stew 
how to get rid of shem ? 

Well, then, who are merry? the 
Fla^Sy perhaps, for merriment is 
their trade. No; they are not 
merry, because it is their trade. 
No man loves to laugh by oompul- 

But I have divided the world 
into two parts, the serious 'and the 
mary^ and hitherto I have ranked 
all I have mentioned in the former 
fclass. Are there none merry? 
Yes-5-they who, with the Apostle, 
^ have learned, in whatever situa- 
tion they are placed, therewithal to 
be, '- ' Content." 

Surprizing Defence with 
Fire Arms. 

THE following account of the 
defence of a single person 
against a whole band of robbers, is 
worthy of notice. In a village of 
Llppe, in Germany, the parsonage- 
bouse was lately attacked by about 
forty men, who blocked, up all the 
avenues, entered the kitchen win- 
dow, and searched ' every ajpart- 
inen't in tlie lower part of the 
house; but the princi^ml/ attack 
was made by about twelve or four- 
teen men on the parson's study. 
As soon as he heard that attempts 
were made to force open his door, 

he bad recourse to a musket, 
charged, and provided with a bayo- 
net, and two pistols, calling at the 
same time after his servant out of 
the window of his bed-chamber, 
when a voice commanded him to 
retire otherwise he would be shot ; 
but without making any reply, he 
fired off one of his pistols. He 
then went to his study, the door of 
which being very strong, it was at- 
tempted to open widi hatchets. — 
Notwithstanding the Clergyman 
had fired oflf another pistol through 
one of the holes that had been 
made in the door, his assailants 
persevered in their attempts i to 
force it open. He perceived a 
number of persons armed with 
pistols, poles, &c. one of whom 
seemed to command the rest, and 
at whose orders they had repeat- 
edly discharged their fire-arms. — 
The clergyman continued to thrust 
his bayonet through the appertures, 
which so much enraged the as- 
sailants, that they swore he should 
die. It was a great advantage to 
him, that the robbers were pro- 
vided with lights, and that he him- 
self was in the dark. He at- 
tempted to discharge his gun, but 
it missed fire, and two other loaded 
pistols he was unable to find. He 
called agaiiv afler his servant, but 
received no answer ; and a second 
attack was made, and notwith- 
standing the wounds which some 
of them must have received from 
his bayonet, as appeared by the 
blood before his door, they con- 
tinued their attempts of forcing his 
room with their hatchets, one of 
which flew into the room, passing 
the head of the besieged. This 
caused a pause and a short consul- 
tation, during which the clergyxnail 
again called out for assistance. — 
The robbers then made a third at- 
tack, by throwing a stone about 
fifty nine pounds weight, and other 
heavy things againsi the door, the 


t ( 

Old MacklifCs Mahner of Living. 


tfargyinan rtill .defending himself 
"with the bayonet. A pitchfork, 
whicK they, thrust through one of 
the openings, he obtained posses- 
sion of, as well as several other 
things. The robbers had forced 
Open the door of a room adjoining 
the parson's bed -chamber, but were 
unable lo Ibrce the latter. The 
noise at length awakened a neigh- 
bour, who called out " what was the 
matter,*' but was answered by one 
of. the robbers, " nothing," and on 
repeating the enquiry, was fired 
at. Pour persons who had guarded 
the servant, quitted their post,^pon 
which he made his escape, but 
guns were discharged after him. — 
T)je robbers now made the fourth 
and last attack upon 'the study, four 
or six men having brought the 
trunk of a tree, about ten feertlong, 
with which they continued their 
attempts to force tne door, arid 
succeeded so tar as to make an 
opening lirge enough for a })erson 
to enter, and obliged the parson to 
retreat to his bed chamber, where 
he again entrenched himself, but 
nobody attempted to enter his 
study, whither he again proceeded. 
At length he was happily relieved, 
a sentry having informed the rob- 
bers that they were in danger, 
upon which they extinguished their 
lights and took to flight. Many of 
the, efTeds of this brave man had 
been damaged, but very httle car* 
ried ofl^. His example siievvs what 
dangers may be encountered by a 
single person, endowed with cou- 
rage and presence df mind ; he is 
a'gieat mechanical genius j the sin- 
gular means of strengthening his 
doors against the greatest violence, 
being ol* his own invention. 


Old Mackltn's Manner of 


HE desire of long life is so pre- 
valent among our species, that 
Vol. XVi. No.i>2. 

most of our readers will be* grati-* 
fied witli the following account--^ 

** To attain to tlie great age at 
1 07 yefars has been the lot of very 
few ; nd to pass through life with- 
out the affliction of any serious dis- 
order or indisposition, has been the 
good fortune q^ stiU fewer, among 
mankind. Mr. Macklin, by the 
favour of Providence, had the sin-' 
gular happiness to accomplish both. 
fje did not begin to pay particular 
regard to his constitution, till he 
was 40 years of age. Up to that 
time he lived very irregularly ; he 
drank hard, sat up late, and took 
violent exercise j but, subsequent 
to that period, he proceeded by 
rule. He attributed the continua- 
tion of his good health in his yovth 
to perspiration — to promote whichy 
when he was more advanced ii:\lifey ^ 
was his principal objed. 

^\ Mr. Macklin drank tea, porter, 
wine, punch, &c. and ate fish, flesh, 
fowl, &c. till he was 70 lyears of 
age ; but he never drank to ex- 
cess. — If ever he was prevailed 
upon to drink more tlian his usual 
quantity, (seven or eight glasses of 
wine) he always took Anderson's 
Scotch Fills going to bed at night. 
This, he said, kept his head from 
aching the next morning. He was 
always moderate at his meals, but 
never abstemious ; and preferred 
conversation to the bottle. At 70 
years of age, Mr. Macklin, finding 
that tea disagreed with him, dis- 
continued the use of it in a great 
degree, and took milk, (which he, 
had always boiled) instead of tea* 
He also had bread boiled in his 
milk, which he sweetened with 
brown sugar, till it was almost a 
syruip. — Having lost all his teeth, 
about the year 1764, he -was re- 
duced in his sustenance entirely to 
fish, (which lie was very fond of) 
herbr-ge, puddings,and spoon meat; 
he liked all kinds of stews, liashes, 
and ?joups, particularly gibiet soup, 

K which. 


Lawrtnce on Draft Gtmh. 

iMhfdb hie ustd to have two or three 
times a week. He was a great 
fever of eggs, custards, and jellies. 
Kis drink at his meals, ibr the last 
fbrty years of his age, was white 
wifie and water, maae very sweet. 
^ Being attacked by the rheumatism 
* SK the year 1770, he discontinued 
fte. use of sheets, and, to avoid it, 
slept in blankets. He did not sleep 
upon a feather-bed, but upon a 
mattress; his bed was a kind of 

^ couch wfthout curtains, which was 
placed in the middle of a large 
ifeom.— On this he reposed, when- 
ever , he found himself inclined to 
sleep. He always lay with his 
bead x^ery high, but never stripped 
off his cloaths, for the last twenty 
yOcfrs of his life,, except to change 
them, to put on clean Hnenj or to 
have himself washed, and rubbed 
all over with napkins dipped in 
warm brandy or gin ; a pra61ice 
which he repeated very often. He 
was also in the habit of steeping 
his feet, for a considerable time, in 
warm water. Whenever he went 
abroad, he changed all his cloaths 
as soon as he returned boihe, and 
never sat in his own house in the 
dress tliat he went out. When- 
c\'er he perspired, he always put 
on fresh Ipicn. We have known 
him at the play-hou5re, to change 
Iris shirt tliree or four times during' 
the performance ; and when he 

5 went home, to change it again — 
He was much given to perspira- 
tion, which he always promoted, 
lievcr checked. This he said con- 
tributed very riiuch to preserve his 
health, and prolong his life: but, 

. we are persuaded, that he stood 
Jteriicularly indebted to his amia- 
ble wiie, Mrs. Eli;:abeth Macklin, 
for her indefatigable care of and 
attention to him. Her fondness an- 
li< ipated all his wants, aiid her 
thorough knowledge of his disposi- 
tion and cohstitution, enabled her 
to do more for him tJiun the most 

eminent ptiystcmfi. l^r the te# 
ten years of existence, he had no 
fixed hours for his meal>-*he fol* 
lowed closely the didtates of na- 
ture. He ate when he wm hun* 
gry, (sometimes at Awo, three> of 
four o'clock in the morning, and 
Mrs. Macklin always' got out oT 
bed to wait upon him) drank when 
^he was dry, and slept when he 
fo\ind himself sleepy." 


(CuAimud from fag€ 1 2 J 

THERE would^ certainly be a 
difticulty, or rather an im*" 
possibility, in obtaining, immedi-' 
ately, a sufficient number bf horses 
of the description which I have re^ 
commended^ (or the use of the me- 
tropolis ; but were the gentletaeii 
in the brewery, and other conai* 
derabie proprietors, to express their 
inclination! to such a 'change, Suf- 
folk horses would be bred in everj 
breedmg county in England:' 

It is urged, uiat the chief Udei of 

large horses in town is, as fillers^ 

to stand the shaking of slop-carts^ 

and other very ponderous loads : 

but I think a gross and bulky, or » 

tall, leggy horse, can never be so 

able to endure this, as a sciuare^ 

muscular, boney or»e of "fifteen 

three, or sixteen hands high. Tho#8 

over-grown cattle are apt to be. 

too much shaken by their own 

weight. The pra€lical arguments, 

however, of Messieurs Trueman, 

Haribrd, and Co, of Limehouse, 

are of more validiliy than a whole 

folio of my theoretical ones. The^- 

drays of those gentlemen have, forj 

some months past, been drawn by 

three mules each, the highest oP 

which, did not aippear t<^ me above 

iburteen hands. They carry three, 

buts of beer, from Limehouse to 

London ; the sanle weight, Jf^e- 

cisely, which the London drays 

cari'y with three iar|[e horses, and 


Lawrence 071 Draft Cattie^ 


Mi^ ^ft« iieir it likis mftxnier upon 

Novr I hav« mentioned shafb- 
terseri, I wish to ask the question, 
ivhat p6s$ifele use it can beof^ for 
ttift weigllt of a carriage to bear 
"Upon the fill-horse, instead of upon 
% wl«el,ot whedis ? I lament h«re, 
Ihat I cannot boa.^t of being even 
' «k smatterer in the mechanics, <^ 
course, -that I cannot deliver my- 
self upon ' this part of the subje^, 
<<iK;ienti]fiGally;' but I am an old car- 
ter; a^d ha\^ been long con vihced, 
'that there really was never any ne- ^ 
t)e^ty for ^th^i practice, and that 
' it standi ttpon no better foundation 
than that of ancient custom. The 
^'daagep and mhumanity of this cus- 
»tom iS'visifelo to all who have eyes, 
lind walk London streets in a slip- 
'pery season. It has made me 
rslfuddef a thousand times, to see a 
•l^fetehed animal^ perhaps weak 
atld half'fed, staggering under ali 
immense load, down ^ hill of gkiss, 
-lind upon shoes which seemed to 
l>e contrived expressly for Uie pur- 
pose of sliding^ How it happens 
f thdt the horses keep their ie^ or 
that so few accidents ensrue, is 
- vronderfid ; but sure h ought to be 
^Atill BM>re wonderful^ that men are 
not warned from such stupid prac- 
' tices by the Smart of those acci- 
dents whieh do really happen, and 
these are sufficiently nuniorons.-^ 
The Thames-street carts ought .to 
liave either' four wheels, or three. 
In the latter case, > it is said, that 
'upon the <tru^ mechanical princi- 
ple, for saving draR, the addi- 
tional wh«er ought to be placed 
abaft j but then, should the. filler 
tzudce a stumble with a shiiUng 
load, the intention oS |>reserving 
him from its weight, would not be 
answered, and the care of carmen, 
in prc^erly v<iecaring a load, is lar 
* enough from a certain dependance. 
Many of the brewers, of late years, 
""have adopted the four-wheeled 

dfay,. the convenience and ev;%-. 
nomy of which are obvious ; and I 
have no doubt, but it will icon be- 
come general tliroughout the trade. 

The management bf4raft- horses 
in town, is a 'cheerless and invi- 
dious topic to a considerate mind. 
How hard, that feeling animaU 
which xontiibute sa materially to 
ike opulence, the convenience, and ^ 
the comfort of their masters, shouldl 
themselves miss' any of those just 
and necessary comforts, in th^j 
poyver of opulence to bestow. But 
an exception must be made, in i^r, ' 
vour of^many noble-minded giti- 
»ens of London, who demonstrate 
the best ptooTs of meriting tb^ 
large property they possess, in tl\^ 
fine appearance, and high condi* 
tton of their horse*, and in tliQ^ 
visible care and humanity of theif 
6erv4ints. There are some mt?n^ 
however, so excessiyely intent ex^ 
ther in the ac^uUitipn of weal^, 
or the ei^oyment of it, as wholljp 
to lose ali thought or solieitudeabout 
these humble instruments of their 
profit. I beg of these to grant mf 
their pardoo, if I presuxte to rcr 
mind them of both their interest 
and their duty. I am about to ad- 
vise the best regulations within nay 
* knowledge; if it be said, these ar^ 
no novelties, I shall retort — Afe . 
they usefbl ? if so, Why so ge»^ 
rally negle^ed ? 

In many places, where a gr^^ 
number of horses are kept, Xhp 
number of helpers in tiie stable* i* 
insulfifieAt, or the sttjf>eriiite«dane« 
dcfeaive ; besides, tlie commeo xm 
of horsekeepers are not sufiici^tly 
expert at their business./ A m^ 
jaded and tired with a hard dey'a 
labour, and wbo must rise with the 
dawp to repeal the same, is abso- 
lutely incapable, be iiis abilitiea 
whatever they may, of doing stahte 
justice to a nimiber oF large horses, 
besmeared from head to leot with 
dirt and, or to take the n^ 

K 2 cessarjr 


Lawrence on Draft Cattle, 

/C^ssary care of their harness.— 
Granting sufficient help, there must 
still be sup^rintendance, which may 
be placed in the hands of a proper 
person, not kept expressly for such 
purpose, bat who will undertake 
tbe task ibr a small addition to his 
^ages. A master should have a 
monthly review of all his horses ; 
and, at all events, should acquire 
sufficient veteirinary knowledge to 
4efend himself and his cattle from 
blacksmiths and grooms, next to di- 
vines, lawyers, and politicians, the 
piost ingenious sophists in the world. 
* But where is a constant great 
hurry of busiiaess, and at unseason- 
able hours, it will be impossible, 
with even the greatest care, to do 
all that is necessary about horses, 
during the- sbc days of labour. — 
Good Sunday, the day of rest, a 
clay on which deeds of substantial 
charity are, at least, as becoming 
es empty words, presents itself as 
yje properest-time to repair the de- 
ficiencies of the week. A num- 
ber of men in the empk)y ought to 
|>e engaged, to undertake this Sun^ 
day business of the stable in ro- 
tation, or for a continuance, at their 
option, at handsoipe additional 
V^ages. If any religious alarmist 
should thence oe apprehensive for 
the safety of hissoiji, let him plead 
bcfof/B the right^us Judge, that he 
yras employed in the cause q^ hu- 
ipanity ; a much better plea, than 
inany of those will have, who work 
iclouble- tides on a Sunday at that 
vpecies of labour which is held so 

A severe stable discipline ought 
io be maintained where the horses 
•are numerous, and they. ought ne- 
yer to appear abroad, in a rough 
and iil-favoured state, to disgrace 
the . opulent circumstances of the 

A dray, or cart-horse, should be 
fmooth trimmed about the head and 
tars, his mane pulled even,, and re- 

duced to a hand$Qime I^ngtii anil - 
thickness, but not so much of it 
left as to harbour, dirt and sweat. — 
His t^il slipuld be a switch of a mo^ 
derate length, aiul his legs invariy^ 
ably close trimmed, coach-borsa 
fashion. v 

Ask an old horse-keeper, who is 
so bewitched with the beauty, and 
ev^n excellence, of hairy legs, that 
he cannot conceive apy horse abia 
to draw vvith smooth on^, and be 
will tell ypu direQly, and evea 
makejou beli^eve it, unless you ara 
upon your guard 9 ^ thp^ th^<e is 
^ no possibility of keeping a cartr 
^^ horse clean, and free h:pm grease, 
^ if you take the hair from his 
<' legs, vyhijch screens them from 
« the dirt.'* What a powerful 
sophism? But the pisery pf thf 
matter is, these hairy -legged horses 
are perpetually apt greased, 
from the slightest negl^, and tben 
the sophists are at 1^ under the 
necessity of going fupdamentally tp 
work,, and of cutting oif the sa- 
cred locks, beneath which they find 
cakes of dirt and sweat, which 
have occasioned . ^11 tbe mischi^ 
and which need pever have fa^ 
pened, but for negle^ii^g. the saia- 
tary operation , ot tha cpmb .and 

plenty of warm watqr and soap, 
if necessary, should be a|lpwed 
oncp a yreek^ for the U:gs and feet 
of horses, vyhich are he^t 
and sw^llin^s therein ; pare shoukt 
be taken, that they dp. not stand 
too much in their dung, whiph beais^ 
and helps to founder their feet.-r- 
If any hurt happen to . a horse, 
which work may aggravate, he 
should be withdrawn instantly, in 
the first stage of the mischief; jf 
his case require a situation different 
from that of a crowded town sta- 
ble, he should be sent forthwith 
down to a farmer's yard, where 
he may be well sheltered, and care- 
: fully 4tten(^d, I have .seen .fifty 


Account of FlandrtH; a celebrated Frerutb Veterinarian. r% 

cas«<^of .this kind, in whi^b, fr<wn 
th^ indolence and irresolution of 
the owner, and the knavery and ig- 
norance of his blacksmith, a horse 
has been kept at an useless ex- 
pence in town, for months tog«« 
ther, till at last he Has either been 
lold for a trifle, totally lost, or sent 
down into the country to be cured. 

Nothing can look so abomina«- 

ble or disgraceful to considerable 

owners, as tKeir horses being 

vrrang in the shoulders, by the 

foliar, or chafed by the harness. — 

A regular systeila of management 

gnd preventive care, are, in these 

respeds, all in all. Collars and har- 

liesi;, suffered to remain sodden 

^d hardened with svyeat, w)ater, 

and dirt, must infallibly fret the 

)x>ughest skin. All accidents of 

tliis kind should be attended to in 

the first instance ; an hour's delay' 

may produce the trouble of months. 

Tne leisure afforded by the re- 
Bervation of the seventh day is, or 
ought to be, peculiarly useful to the 
poorer proprietors, the horses of 
many of whom are, during the 
(days of labour, enveloped in all 
kinds of filth. 

Many will start and shrink back 
from tlie trouble of the task I have 
presumed to recommend unto them. 
.These calculate ill. Improvident 
fiegligence is usually produdlive of 
accumulated trouble ; and an arti< 
pie of high price, reasonably de- 
mands, and will as certainly repay, 
jhe insurance of care. 

(To be continued*) 

Account or Flandrin,a ce- 
lebrated French Veteri- 


CITIZEN Flandrin was bom at 
Lyons, Sept. 12, 1752, of pa- 
fents more distipguisjied by the pu- 
rity of their manners, than by their 
fortune ; by the utility thaw by the , 
dignity of their profession. 
Although a str^ger jto nooe pf 

the elements, as numerous as di-* 
versified, of which the veterina^ry 
art is composed, he had partica-^ 
larly devoted his attention to com- 
parative anatomy ; experiments on 
the absorption of the lymphatic 
vessels, dissertations on the singur 
lar conformation of the sartgue (a 
species of opossum) on the extent 
of the retina, and on a pretty laig^ • 
number of other points of cora7 
parative anatomy and physiology, 
evince in their author a xGty valu- 
able sagacity, and make us regret 
that he was prevented from exe- 
cuting the projpd he had conceived 
of an eiitensive work on compa- 
rative anatomy; a projefl, immense 
materials for which he had been a 
long time laboriously colkcting. 

The academy of sciences, tp 
which he presented his disserta- 
tions, and some eKcellent observa>- 
tions on madness, gave him, in 
1791, lettres dc cun'es fondant ^ which 
were not to hini like so- manj 
others, a brevet for inactivity ; they 
neither paralysed his scalpel^ nor his 
pen. ^ 

Two journies undertaken by or- 
dei* of government, one into Eng- 
land, in 1785, and the other inta 
Spain, in 1787, inspired him with 
a decided taste for rural economy; 
the rearing of sheep, in. which thfi» 
English and Spaniards have unhap- 
pily an acknowledged superiority 
over us, had above all fixed his at- 
tention. The researches which he 
made on the management of sheep 
in those two countries, have be- 
come the materials of a complete 
treatise, which he published in the 
second year (in large o6tavo) on 
the rearing of sheep; a work the 
richest in fads that we possess on 
this sU|bje6l. . , 

He had already published somo 
works equally useful, but less im- 
portant in regard to extent : such 
as 2i precis of the anatomy of the 
^ horse, a pe^is of the exterior know- 


Amusemeniis ^f Mh p69ti 

ledge of the same animal, and a 
memoir oft the possibility of ilieli' 
orating horses in France. 

The Jmrnml de Medicine^ the col- 
le61ton of inemoirs of the Society 
cf Agriculture, of Paris, of whtcH 
he was a member, the papers called 
the Cultivator ^ the Mocure^ the ^our- 
nd de Raris^ and many other pe- 
' riodical publications, contain a gt^eat 
number of dissertations and letters 
of Flandrin, on different subjects of 
the Veterinary art and rural eco- I 

Associated with citizens Chabert 
and Huzard, in the editing a col- 
ledion of instru61ions and- memoirs 
" on the veterhiary art, he inserted 
in it many interesting articles, which 
have contributed to give to that 
."work the reputation it has acquired 
Vfitii veterinarians and cultivators, 
x>t\vhom it is become, in some sort, , 
the manual. 

No art is more liable to shorten 
life, than that of contemplating or- 
ganization in animals deprived of 
•it. 'Plunged continually in ari at- 
mosphere loaded with putrid va- 
-^jf^urs, Flandrin early saw his health 
'decaying, without losing his incH- 
' nation lor the labours which de- 
" shoyed it. Attackeci^ about a year 
before, with a fever, which had re- , 
sisted all the means employed t<4 
"get the better of it, his exhausted 
strength could not support the vio- 
'lenceof a very acute peripneumony, 
■which, in a few days, took him 
from a beloved wife, from children 
in tender age, from an uncle who 
'bad for him the sentiments of a fa- 
ther, from his friends, from the Na- 
tional Institute, which had just ad- 
initted him an associate ; in a word, 
jrom the veterinary art, the regrets 
of which it is the more incumbent 
'ml me to express, as I am called, 
in s(>me measure, to peppetuat^ its 
■ «entirnents, by my insufficiency in 
the exerc^^se of the t\m6tions which 
he diseftargcd with SO lauch dis" 

To ike Et>ltoiL cf th€ SpbRf two 


SEVERAL allusions having be<*n 
made in the Ikte debate upon^ 
Bull Baiting, relative to the amuse* 
BfiBnts of the lower orders of the 
people, I have determined to ofl%r ^^ 
circumstance ipelative thereto fe^ 
the consideration of your reader*.*-^ 
On my first commencing a residentNfc 
of some years in Yorkshire, I warf 
led one Monday evening to a pot* 
tery at Ca&tleford ; and on my n€tt? 
approach to it, was agrfeeably iur* 
prised by the sound oT music both, 
vocal and instrwnentalj which my' 
companion informed me w^a« pro- 
duced by a concert of potters. Ott 
my entering the manufactory, the 
then proprietor explained to iwei 
that being himself an amateur, and 
a few of his men having a little 
knowledge of music, he had en* 
deavoured to cultivate and difFiis^ 
among them, a taste for it as geiiei' 
Tally as possible. That he procured 
a master to attend them from % 
neighbouring town on a Monday 
evening, after their work v^s ovex^ 
with whose assistance they got up 
Several anthems in parts, whict 
fhey per^i-med at church on the 
following Sunday. A forfeit waS 
levied on each of the musicians^ 
who neglected attending on th6 
Monday evening ; and the pleasure 
on the one hand, with the forfeit 
on the other, afforded motives 
strong enough to keep them sober 
all the day, and consequently at 
work, in order to be fit for theif 
party in the evening, instead of de- 
voting iSr. Mm4ay^ as heretofor^j to 
' the orgies of Bacchus. 

I do not at present recplledt to 
have heard of any other musical 
party axnong tl>e poor on a Mon- 
. day : perhaps, \i that of the artifl- 
^ €M# «f Sh«Hield toek pjsce m this 



Amusemettts 9f tit Poor. 


ckys instead of the fi)iddle of the 
wtfek^ it might be attended- wt^h 
the like beneficial efi^s. I have 
been present^ however, at a party 
of poor men, a few miles from 
Leeds, pra^lisin^ the singing of 
anthems and chorussies, On a Sun- 
day evening, at the* house of an 
amateur, who appropriated* a room 
once a week to therr use, gave 
(hem someof his home-brewed ale, 
and during part of ;the evening as- 
si^ed them with hi/violonceilo, &c. 
Bat I must own I felt muoh more 
pleasure at seeing these villagers 
so cheaply and innocently enter- 
tamed by the unafFeded good- na- 
ture of my friend, tlian from hear- 
ing their iincoutli utterance of the 
sublime " Messiah** of Handel. 
My friend generally invited' the 
musical club in a neighbouring 
toiKis, of which he was a member, 
to spend a day with him every sum- 
i»er, where I have been present at 
the performance of one of Handel's 
oratories, of which the cliorunses 
weEe filled up by sixteen of his 
Sunday night visitors. 

As the human animal ,seeras to 
eojoy the most perfcdt state, when 
accustomed to due intervals of bo- 
dily labour and rest, I am inclined 
. to think til at much of ih^ amuse- 
Qsent of the rich, may v^cy properly 
consist in athletic exercises, and 
amorig the diversions of die poor, 
that a greotl part sliould be seden- 
tary. This must be the reason 
ywhy many sit so long, at tlie ale- 
liouse; whefe, for want of a pur- 
suit to occupy evea their leisure, 
they take refuge in liquor. Now 
(jbfifre^ocs not occur to me any in- 
noqent sedentary amusement, which 
the poor enjoy, except m u«c ; bu 1 1 
doubt not it will be a salij^fadion to 
many of your readers, as well as 
m/.self, to hear from any of your 
correspondents, of such as are or 
x»^ht:be brought into us^ among 

Though I am well aware that 
music among the rich lies open jto 
several objections, of which I shall 
only name two, I believe it is lia-? . 
bie to none among the poor^ if 
taken in ^moderatioi^ and is produo- .♦ 
tive of positive benelit to them, as 
well as the negative one which lic- 
tuated our master potter to, endea-^ 
vour by this means to prevelit his 
men's inebriety. . The two points 
where it may be disapproved 
among the rich to which I allude, 
are— preventing the same time be- 
ing spent to the intelledlual and mo- 
ral advantage 'of themselves or 
others ; and likewise a recourse ta 
plaintive music in a melancholy or 
tender hour, by those of a very 
sentimental turn, may, perhaps, too , 
much soften down the mind> and 
weaken the nervous system. When 
the Cnind is melted by real distress, 
and prompted (agreeably to tha 
chief ends for which sympathy was 
^iven us) to adive benevoleuca. 
It cannot be melted too often j but 
the frequency of that affedion, . 
when unaccompanied with this le* 
gitimate consequence, may perhaps, 
pave the' way to our suffering witik 
mote faciiiijy our virtuous prapensi*> 
ties, to die without fruit anothsc 

I do not think, however, titaT 
these two objedions exist as to the 
poor : diey must have some rest of 
body; and when that is fatigued^ 
the degree of relaxation of mind 
furnished by music, appears to me- 
quite appropriate to such a. crisis. 
Nor do j apprehend any thing, in 
general, from softening too much 
the mind of tlie English poor, as it; 
might only tend to give them that 
gentleness and, obligingness of man- 
ner, so strikipg among the samd 
in a neighbouring nation; and we 
have lately seen this courteousness 
of manner has neither deprived 
them of their courage, or ability to 
endure hardship. I am of opinion,. 



Award of the Lord CkamMam. 

therefore, that mnsic would teftd 
to civilisse the poor: and with all 
the numerous evils of civilized so- 
ciety, I beheve its advantages out- 
weigh them ; which brings m« to 
conclude myself, your's, &€. 
A Friend to the 

Civilization of 'the Poor. 


Award of the Lt)RD Cham- 

IN pace 303, of our last volume, 
we gave our readers a sketch of 
the disagreements, which have ex- 
isted for some time between some 
of the principal Performers of Co- 
vent Garden Theatre, and the Pro- 
prietors; we now lay before them 
the following decision — 

'<- 1 have read the several Pa- 
pers submitted to my perusal by 
the Proprietors ot Covent 
Garden Theatre, and John John- 
STONEy Joseph George Hol- 
ITAN, Alexander"Pope,Chas. 
Incledon, Joseph S.Munden, 
John Fawcett,1'hos. Knight, 
and Henry E.Johnston, Eight 
of the Performers, and at their re- 
<juest I have taken into conside- 
ration the matters in difference be- 
tween them, upon which my opi- 
nion is as follows: 

" One of the principal matters 
of complaint, on the part of the 
performers, appears to arise from 
the charge on their benefits. This, 
I' observe, has been usually settled 
by particular agreement between 
them and the Proprietors; and by 
articles under which many of the 
Performers are now engaged, such 
charg^ is tixed at <£l4-0. — But it 
appears that before the commence- 
ment of the present season, notice 
was given that the charge in future 
would be £ 1 60. Without doubt, 
therefore, the additional charge 
cannot vary any prior agreement; 
but Willi respect to subsequent en^ 

gagemenU, I do not thidk It iilirea.- 
sonable, on die part of the Proprie- 
tors, to stipulate with Perfbrmen 
for the payment of «£l60. as a fixed 
charge, on their Benefits. 

'* The other objections made to 
the Regulations and conduct of the 
Proprietors, on the subject of Be- 
neiits, do not seem to me to te 
well founded; but I reccMnmend 
it to the Proprietors to give a 
month's notice of Benefit iNi ights, 
if that shall be considered by the 
Performers as more for tiieir ad- 
vantage than a notice of three 

" With respect to Orders, which 
the Perforniers claim for admission 
of their friends to the Theatre, I 
think it unquestionably must be 
left to the Proprietors to issue them 
at such times, and to such extent, 
and oh such terms as diey shall 
think proper. 

'* The Fine for Refusal of a 
Character, and the Forfeiture of 
Salary during the illness of a Per- 
former, are very proper subjects of 
agreement between the parties; 
and I think the Proprietors act pru- 
dently in requiring that what is 
called the Sick Clause in the Ar- 
ticles shall be continued, and in 
raising the Fine to <£30. But such 
increased Fine cannot afiect prior 

" As to the right claimed by^thc 
Performers of keeping a cast of 
characters, and their objection to the 
Proprietor's right of dismissing 
them, it appears to me to be abso- 
lutely necessary for the good ma- 
nagement of the Theatre, that the 
Proprietors should have the power 
of dismissing Performers at the ex- 
piration of particular engagements; 
and of employing them, while en- 
gaged, in such characters as the 
Proprietors shall think proper. And 
I find that the Proprietors disclaim 
all compad with Drury-Lane Thea- 
tre, for tlie purpose of precluding a 


Account of d nevi Gomidyi . calied Indiscfetion. \ 7 ^ ^ 

Betfofmer dismissed from one The;- . 
a^re^ from being 'employed at.the.> 

. .** Th^ claim of Gloves^ Ribbons, \ 
&c. ought . to be stipulated for , hy 
the Performers in their agreements, 
if tb,ey think it material, to require \ 
a. supply of these articles ; but they . 
cannot otherwise be expected from - 
th^Proprietots. . .■».:! 

.^ It is not to be supposed) tibati 
the proprietors will seek unneces-^ 
sary ^<x:casioT>s of closing. the The-v 
a^i« on any nights during the sea- ' 
son ; but 110 doabt can be eotei:? : 
tained pf <heir right to close thei 
Theatre at such, tio^gs as they^haU' 
think nec^§sary foP:th<6ir ovyn ad-^ 
v^tage; and such part of the Per- 
fumers* salary as is made p9(y abler 
^^Ji ©ight on vrhich-a Theatrical, 
performance shall b.e exhibited^, 
i^^t, of Gopr^e, cease when the 
"jpheatre is loJosed. . . -: . ; 1 

- " These .are .iny;*senti.menta on . 
t|ie. several /ubje^ls .of jeomplaint . 
Ijrought th^. above- j 
z>aine4^Perfq|:.i?ie]:s agaio£^ fehe rPro- ; 
griet9i;sy from whi^h it; appeariiJ thAL 
19 my opiniop thtey are by no iJ?.eAn&: 
well-founded -5 .but, Jt , cannot omit i 
tl^is , .opp9rtui>ity pi': recommending, 
X6 all parties an oblivion of wHat; 
hfcs .passeid in the .c;ourse of th$^e 
c^isputes, being deBirou? of restoring \ 
peace, and h^rmony^ to a Theatre,! 
which ^so largely contributes to thei 
^usement of die public. 
• . . SALISBURY." (L. S.). 

Arlington Strcer, May 3, ;8oo. 


• ^' By the direction of the Mar-: 
qyis of Sahs^ UKY, I send you 
his Lordship's^ opinion on the niat-. 
ters submitted by you and the Pro-, 
prietors- of Cpvept Garden The- 
atre to his judgment; and as his: 
Lordship has been niduced to take 
this trouble, in consequence of the, 
^press agreement of both Propri-* 
etors and Performers to acquiesce 
Vet. XyK No, 92. 

! in his determination ^ I am direQed > 

!to. inforrip both parties^ Jhat his* 

1 Lordship has the fullest reliance 

\ 0|i their adhering to such agree- ' 

mejats,. and that their acquiescerice- 

willbe niost properly shown*, by for-^-" 

Hearing from all fiirther appeals to* 

t(ie public on- the subjects of dif-* 

i ference between them. > - . 

/ , J " Lam, Gentlemeif, ; ; ■» 

^'■YouDofaedient servant, / .'^ - 


To the Pei"fonnett of tfie 
I Theaftre:Royal, Cove nt- Garde if. "'.'■'' -> 
Lincola's Inri, May 3? l^oo. . 1 .'J : J 

. ' DrurY'Lane. • 

A Comedy, called Indiscretion^' ^ 
was performed at this The-- ^ 
atr'e, for the firs< time, on Satur-* 
j day evenings the lOfch Jnstant,^ ■ ^ '- 



" Sir Mofm, . Maxim . 'hf.Vi King ' ^ 
\ Mr. Iii0x(m[ .- v Mr^Taibot I 
I C^atnMaxifn - J^ri Palmer ., ; 
; Mn, Burleigh .,'?,. Mr.. Baniiif tep * 
! dlirmottt -..•.. ^ t^f. BarryrnprC! 
\ %}^9, B^urlei^h - Mrs. Jordan, r - 
\Fjmny Buflei^h - Miss Biggs/ r 
^ Mrs.dopdly^ - . "Mrs. WaTcot ; 
j Mss' Goodly , '. ^ \ ^iss Heard. , ' > 

vSPhis piece is the produdion of 
1 Mr. Prince Hoare^iand, unlUceit^' 
other draniatic conpos^itions of.that * 
geiitleman,^it does not abound in 
the spirit, gaiety, apd lively biJsi- • 
ness for which th^' are distin- * 
guisfaed. ' The plot dei^Ives its in- 1 
terest from the sedu^ion of yulia • 
hyiCiermmt, who confesses his guilt, J 
t and ' in some dea^ree atones for it fey i 

maitiage. . . ' ^ *• 

Wearetruly concerned toseetbe' 
base crime of femaleJ sed^idlion qua- ' 
Irfiid.bysogefttle anatne as Itidis" 
crefiioj jnoreparticukrly as it ijrin 
many instances aggravated by ' in* ^ 
gratitudey and the, flagrant viola^ " 
tion of the purest principles of mo-^'» 
' rality, Mr. Hoare has, however ' 
* L • * merely' 


79 Actma^ of a mw Qomedyj called hdisfirefiM 

nierdly &llf)ir«4 <^ «acampie,which, 
iq the (eprq^ch of public decorum* 
Im been succeMfully practised by 
s«yerf|I cotempprapy authors. Miss 
I^^ wa9, we belifive, the first comic 
wsit^r of the present d^y who ven* 
lured to defu^ aad reward ih^/aU 
of. Qb^ Qjf her own sey. Cecilia, 
the lieroine of the GkaftiF ff Aui- 
dentsy is sincere in her repentance, 
and we sympathize in her sorrows, 
bat sXe Caniiot have made fay her 
example, ai^ong s^U h/^r varipu^ an* 
dttories, a single female more vir- 
tuous. The German Drama has 
involved our stage in improprieties 
. still more dtngfi&as to s(x!iety. It 
would be both^ruel and wanton 
tj» maintain that the wreU^ w)Iq 
sesiii;c,es the ivomaii he pretends to 
lo^, ^^ x^ be hdd out to pub- ^ 
lie exQcrfttien^ or that ti^e unfortur. 
uate vi^jp pf ^ gH4^ W{^t not 
to excite f^^e* te^r oT general cpm*. 
passion j but vve lament, ipr t|^e' 
sake ^ of ^m^stic hap^iqess, and 
the purity 'of tK.e female chara^^ 
that aDy'<7W(»rf should be oner^^ 
ftr the Crime or sedu6(ion,ai^i tbi^t 
an afudience should b^ j^du^ced to 
think marriage a sufiiGient atone- 
meat, in every case, fi>r the ^v^^ 
of one or botliof the parties. 
' Tb^ ebpea^ent of a ydu^g hdy 
Dl^te^li^vfir fqrm» the basis df 
ths^ pi^e; tb^ ^perstroiEture i£. 
wfoiQi is composed of an aogry fa-; 
th^, apd the oth^ ip^j^rjalsnata- 
rally prodhic^d by such an a£t df im- 
piadeace. SubgrcHnate to this is 
an iodispretion of a different kind, 
iy 4n interview effeded between ^ 
n^jputousOU Maid, 4nd a super- 
annuated Knight, Ey means of a 
mi^trimoni^ advertisement in the 
nsw^papers. Thes^ two charac- 
ters were admirably supported by 
Mis9. Pope and Mr. Kmg, and in 
them^ inaeliG|cy o^udi a gross 
and d«gradpd system of courtship 
11 held up iiii merfted contempt. — 
Qvsi&^ai^ with these u% two 

other sets of kHWfs, bat of tfie 
amiable an4 pniden| kind, to which 
groupe Fanny, an elegant s|^efeck 
of a fasliiomibte%ir oa^* is pecu- 
lu|dly deserving of notice. 

From this gfsneral outlme it wiH 
be seen that love is the life veA 
essence of the piece, but then this 
passion b placed in so many li^htS| 
its shades are so distihH a^ doa- 
tsarieat, that the* variety ]£« 
cient, and the charade^ ^tr^a^ 
contrasted. ' ^Ffae plan, kowei(^ 
minately eyamiaed, is viscious, sp 
far as indiK:reet passi^ and blame* 
less love are rewfirded with stmt- 
las success. Contrary also to ^ 
the rules of the drama, the interest 
^ does net rise wjth th^ pi^PPf^s of 
the plpt. l^he first scmies of Julia, 
the heroine of the piece, ^f^ the 
mbst pathetic. 

In the light scenes, there is also 
much to blan^e in i elation to chaste 
and legitimate Comedy. ^» pas- 
sage \i^hepe the ^ther'as|umee^tke 
dfiKss and Dame i>f an old woinan, 
and that in v^hich he dares hii- 
daughter's lover to single comfaat, 
are almost too gibss for the hfoa^fsl 
farce. When c^icafuries attempt 
i% please by deU>rnuty alon^ they 
always prove disgusting. 

Tfie'play, howe?el^, ^ngb H 
hear few m&rks of a rich com^ptioa 
and a vigorous mind, has man^ re- 
■ rebommetidations. The author ^Mr. 
Prince Hoare) has disoained all 
spe^ac^, now so popular, all prac* 
tical wit, all false Gerinan senti- 
ment; his language isc6rre£Land 
his sentiment is chaste. Thpugh 
tlie vessel may not have strerigth or 
balkst to weathef a wintry storm, 
it may very w^l ride out a sum- 
mer's breeze. 

Tfie chara^er of Julia, the he- 
roine of the piece, is well designed 
to display tpe versatility of mrs, 
Jordan's po\Yers. — With some op- 
position it was announced for future 


Accauttt of a new Phy^ taUeU^ hiberal Opinignu f§, 

ACpihfeHyj ih Ihfee Afts, calB&d 
^Liieral^ Opinions ^ waS repre- 
sented for the first ):iihe, at ihii 
Tkeatte, on the evening ol* the^ 
1 2m instant. 

dfer if^^/ . ^ Mt MiiiTd«it 

JR^rfiif t2?g»ti/ i Mr. LWiS 

JteW^W^f • ^ Mr.Fa^^Hj^t 

miim - - I^f.Johrisfoh 

Miss Liberal 

PhhtpLfimi . 
3^ - 


Mh Etherj 
Mr. Fkfifey 
Mr. Simi6ons 
Mfss Glnipinah 
Mrs. Miks 
MisiMiik * 
MM Mufhty . 

4,tns pleaiiant pi^e is the pro- 
dudidn of Mr. Dibdtny jun. anil 
promise^ perhaps with th^ exceb- 
lion .of the jew and the Doj^cr^ to 
be Iriie inost i>opii&r of all his coih- 

fositions. lit is sentimenial, gay, 
umourouS| extravagant* and ec- 
centric. The sentinienb are, iii 
almost «very instance, truly libera] 
mnd edifying; Aegaiely h naturkt 
apd enlivi^i^g ; the humour, though 
sometimes forcea, pfodu^ive of 
muchmi^rriment; the^travagance 
unpardonable in any thing like le- 
la^itimate comedy, ybt here height- 
ening, in k copsiddraWe degree, 
the general effect, and the eccen- 
tricities stamping the whole with 
the fchardder of broad farce. TTo 
center into % description of the plot 
WQold/be tedious and uninterest- 
ing. It is, when taken tp^elher^ 
witiiout a beginning, a middle, and 
^an end ; yet it has parts which are 
iiot destitute of interest. Theiy maj 
be considered, in the nature of JTa- 
-mily episodes, with respedl ta the 
l^iber'als and tbe Howards* 

. W^ are ix»t astomshed, with. ah/ 
novelty of char^^er or of incident^ 
but it is impossible not to laugh at 
the way iti Whi^h the author. ^h^ 
contrived to introduce and combine 
both. He makes ^ trifles li^t ar 
aiV tend to th^ Anttsto<^nt 0f hl| 
audience^ eyen by the whimsical 
perversion of tlii^t which in a oth 
tical. vlefr shquld b]e pasSed unno- 
ticed. He has, however, |>eei| 
guilty of some striking imprud^n-r 
cies. The pun al^d the quibblei 
to which he sacri^ces so fri&ely a< 
to deprive them of their proper u^ 
fluence, should be more spa^ingljr 
used, aiid there b. a glaring di^ro-r 
portimi between. th<? wteight of thtf 
kentithent and th« business of th^ 
^cene. The ori^e is nobl^e, philan* 
thrppic, and animatingi the pthef 
futile, paitryi and ridiculous. 1rh« 
Conner inspires us ^ith ardour iti 
the cause of universal benevolence| 
the ktter fritters aw^ our gopj 
sens^ and our feelings, oy compel^ 
ling us to portal^e in liKticrocos ana 
conteihptibie mirth./ We €anm»t| 
it is true, resist the laugh;, bat we 
are the next moment inclinedi ta 
laugh ki or pity ourselves fpr^ th^ 
tempore delusion. Mr. t)ibdid 
has only to attend to this necessary 
distinction, and he may, )vith more 
consisteiK^fi be ^^MaUy success* 
ful. / 

^ The dmraA^s of Oki Libera^ 
Frank and Ephraifsi, Were admi* 
rably delineated by Munde]|,lH^vis, 
find Fafvcett. Miss Chapman 
evmced great Fcteling in Mrs*Ho\i- 
ard ; aiKl Mrs. Mills, Mrs. Ipavenr 
portj and Miss Murirayi pefrfprmed 
their res^eflivr charters with con- 
siderable effect. 

Liberal. Qpinicnts were received^ 
^m llie compiencemfent to the 
«fid, with uninterfupted applause^ 
and given out for a second per* 
forminc^ with the uriiversai plau- 
dits of a crowded houses 

t2 iMTROVEr 


duckoo Hatching. 

^ Impkovemej^t upon Bull- 
' ' Baiting. 

STo Mtf Editor 9^/^ Sporting 
* : Magazine. 


SINCE the Bili against Bull- 
Baiting has . been tiirown out, 
those Badg^r^ and Beiar-baiters, Sec. 
alias, the gentlemen' of the hauk^ 
teem to consider themselves raore 
at liberty than ever, to cbntinue 
with savajge barbarity . this inferior 
kind of sport. No longer ago than 
Thursday, April 24-, was exhibited, 
fcr the amusement ofratiotial beings^ 
ill the suburbs of the city, near 
Black Boy Alley, a bear and badger 
iaitf similar pradlices to the leniful 
game of bull- baiting ; when, con- 
trary to th^ usual custom pf this 
plate, permission was granted, by 
the owner, to continue the baiting 
|in' hour longer, ^ 'as kcrw^^ he signi- 
fied, ^they %ad got leaf from ail them 
gemmeji in Parlement ;'* and the bear 
>vas adlually exhibited with a label 
^•^Licensed by virtue tf IVindham,"^ 
The badger had the following — Yen 
may bait my bam^ till ym deprive me 
^'WlNo.* — lam, yoiir's, 

• S. N. W. 

CuQKoo Hatch;ing. 

%[q the Editor of the Sporting 

-sir, . 

A^ the season approaches when 
that singular bird the Cuckoo 
visits our island, perhaps a state- 
inentpf the following fad may in- 
iduce some pf your readers, who 
i]aye leisure and opportunity, to at- 
tend to its natural history, and com- 
municate through yoilr publication 
the result of t}ieir enquiries tp the 
pjjblic. • •- ' ' 
" Tiie regular antj beautiful eco- 
nomy of die ibathersd tribe; aiid 

their uniibnn solicitude ip pfop^f 
gate ^nd provide for their young^^ 
"fed. me, even when a bpy, to rejecij 
as a popular efror, the cpmmonly 
received opinion, that the CuckpQ 
always commit the care of her ofFr' 
^pruigito a foster parent. It was 
some time, however, before I cQal4 
obtain an}' other t^an negative 
prqof tp the contrary. I had ^xt 
amined the nest% of the hedge- 
sparrow, and of every Dir4 
said to receive the unnajtural charge^ 
in vain. But atlast, I wa§ positively 
convinced, that cuckopsdpnptpnly 
pair, but mature by incubation, and 
rear with assidv^ity that offspring 
whigh they afe accusjsd of aban- 

In the midst of a ^opd -J obr 
serveid two of these birds rise 
from the ground, without uttering • 
th^ir usual cry j uncommon circum- 
stances which attra6ted my attefi- 
tion ; and on examining the place, 
I founds at the foot of a nazel-bush, 
but without the least appearance 
of a nest, an egg, somewhat larger 
than that of the thrush, and of the 
colour of the rook*s.- The next 
day i saw the birds in the same 
plate; anid/ on the third, another 
<tg^ deposited with the former. 
Nearly every day, for upwards of 
a fortnight, I raised one of the birds 
off the nest, and always sav^ the 
other near. The latter would spmer 
times, but very seldpm, cry as he 
flew. At length two young ones 
were produced, covered with a 
dark lead-coloured down, and their 
mouths very large. Every day for 
more than a week I watched the 
parents carrying them food; >yhich 
I supposed insects, ana savy them 
both foed them alternately. • At 
the end of that time, both old and 
young were missing, though the lat- 
ter were not half fledged'; and I 
wias left at a loss to know, whether 
the parents removed them froitf A 


A t^ew \Peat: 


plaoe, where thqy were mofested 
pjr my observatigns, pr whether 
they bgd fallen a prey to some plun- 

It is far irom x^^ Intention, Mr. 
Editor, to question the authenticity 
of the; observations of Mr. Jenner, 
^nd other naturalists; but I may be 
idlow^d to Gonje^urethat such in- 
stances as they describe are very 
rare ; and that, when they do hap- 
pen, it is towards the end of the 
season, when what is called instind, 
but which I should, rather call rea-. 
^n, tlien teaches the bird, that it 
puinot remain in this country the 
time required to mature its off; 
spring; jancj th^t those which have 
been occa^onally met with> in a 
jtoirpid state, during winter, are the 
prcKiuce of ,^uch an accidental incu? 
bation of other birds.. I am led to 
thi^ by observing that the swallow 
Iribe occasionally lay eggs in their 
Xi^sX&^ without attempting to hatch 
Ihem; an4 even, towards the time 
of their departure, drop them on 
-^he straw roofs of hpuses. I am, &c. 
A Poor NoRTiiuMBJiiAif. 

March 25, 1 800. 

Value of a Dog, 
Court of Common Fleas. 


THIS was an aflion to recover 
the same,, sold and delivered 
by the plaintiff to the defendant, it 
appeared in evidence, that Mr. 
Meux, the celebrated brewer, in 
the autumn of 1797, had desired 
the |)laintiff, Cook, wlio is a well- 
known game -keeper, to procure 
6im a thorough- bred pointer: that 
Le promised to give the money the 
dog should cost, and an allowance 
Ibr his iroubfe and expence in seek- 
ing for one; that tl>e plaintiff, 
about Ci^istinasy l^'i^pught a liver- 

coloured pointer dog (o the "deifen- 
dapt, then standing in his brewery s 
that the defendant said he would 
take the dog, if upon trial he turned 
out well, and that he never had re* 
turned him, or signified the smallest 
dissatisfadUon with his bargain. Se- 
veral gamekeepers appeared, wh^ 
gave the dog the highest cha- 
racter, and one swore that he wa% 
without exception, the best pointer 
in all Huntingdonsliire. 

No witnesses wfere called on the 
part of the d<e/endant.' Mr Ser- 
jeant Marshall contended, however, 
that Mr. Meux never had purchased 
the^animal ; Cook had several time« , 
deceived him ; he had sold him one 
dog at a high price, which turned 
out perfedlly worthless; and two 
dogs, s^nt to him ^by Mr. Mepx 
to be broke, he had returned half 
starved, and wilder than when he 
received them. Mr. Meux, whea 
he was offered this Huntingdon* 
shire dog, refused therefore to trust 
the plaintiff again^ but as he was a 
poor man, he undertook to kepp the 
dog for a few days, and to r^om^ 
mend him to some of his friends. 
,No sooner had the plaintiff left th^ 
premises, than the dog ran out of 
the yard, and though he hz^ been 
advertised in all the newspapers, 
be had never been heard of since. 
The plaintiff, therefore, had no 
ground for the claim he had ad- 
vanced.— Verdlft for the plaintirf 
for 201. 

A New Peal, 

Described in a Letter from Pommouth. 
dated May 3, i8co. 

A Most extraordinary circum- 
stance happened *m this town 
on Sunday and Monday last. It 
is a topic which engages the atten • 
tion ot the gay and the seri6us, the 
sceptic and the believer, the specu- 
lative philosopher, and the supers 



^ .'Ntib jpe^v 


liir ^'fery dciocriptibft ture impre*sfed 
%ifthth^kihgfttaritjr ol the dentins 
K^r^sihgv id ih cairsel ^d ^tTMs^ 
iSrfery power of reAk>h lo tfittsti- 
jfaiiS, ot etptcTiishcfe te i'ccbhcile 
Srith the gi^ifml t^hdr of ii^llil^fe'i 

On Sunday mbrnmg, fc^t\^eeh 
Wht attd-ten vcteck-, Mr. Redd, art 
ftJi^leiA ivine ihqrchwil Th the High- 
street, was alaVm^d With the suddeti 
Kagin^ <ck the bielh, hung for the 
nicular puri^rose of calling Up his 
Vam. N6 cAu^ WhMfever could 
p^rcei\necl of the beti-rnig^ng; ♦ 
ii a liltte I'lidfe iftte'r,tiie other beSs 
fe the tiOuV<b jtotnefd in the conc^t, 
tt^d cottititfed at intervals of -i 
^Viart^r of ah hdiir durmu 'th\i 
Whole da j. AmJ^althou^ t)erR6h^ 
W^r6 placed at the banttfe of eacfl 
fcibll, ^o wateh tH^ caiu* .of th^cfi:. 
Ifhiiging, th^ ^1 cbntihi^ thfeit 
'et^mt>ur wfthbut tmy perccptiWe 
H^ehc'y iVhalevei". , At nighl onfe 
%l iKe maid- servants i&vas so ahirmcfd 
Itfeit^hie M mtou fit, in whfch she 
c^tftiu^ ^V'feral hours. Lateai 
tblght, ^Y. kood aind Ms iami<^ 
.'%i?^it to bed, ahd passfed thfebigfit 
ViritJiout any further distttrbance. 
Ab6ut tiihl^ o'clock on Moiiday 
ftiorning, the bfells re-commencied 
^^r rhVgmg,but with much greabei; 
VicS^Kcfe/ fe.nd clartoar ttmn on the 
j^cediftg da)'. Mr. Rood bein^ 
few tft tm Jrr^atett cons^tef hktioh at 
not being able Co ascertaih- tte 
trimse xft this s ur pri smg eifcwn- 
statice, called iti several neighbouns 
as witnesses of what was occur- 
ring. They had no sooner arrived, 
Jhan .every endeavour was tried to 
see whelher the bells were rung 
by any tricll of clandestineConf^e- 
facy^ and, alsq to prevent their ring- 
ing. For (Ms purpose, the ivirtii 
>vere taken from the bei[s,and their 
clappeis Were muffled, after every 
(exau^iiiatlbiriiad beea taiadb, tfi 


ipain^ \6 dtiti)v«r ifiik^ek my W^ 
rutig by any decepttV'iB ilieaDS. 
Among the most active visitors ott 
this occasion, was Mi*. Lasdohttb^ 
the keeper df the town prison, tie 
muffled the principal beH,a6d'toek 
e Way its bi^'ndf^ and Wire. Bat h^ 
h^d m sdohet lefl the t&oin v^^ 
Mr. Ro^^ and the rest of th€ 
heighbonrl, than th'^g beil-ri^^lia^d 
itsrmjginj^ mbi(fe viblcntly'thati eVttr. 
&6 great Was its liiotion^ that it bM 
in such a ifercfblte n^anner s^h^ 
the ceiling* a^ to injurte it mdt^ 
ally, and it aflerWards brt>k^ ftm 
its fast^nihg, dnd M to Utit guMiiirtd { 
but what is sttli tnol-e xtemaiieablifr i^ 
that the part Whibh trsts driven W- 
Veral inches into ibe WaUfi)r«il9- 
^ndiiig theb^ll, was found dra#ll 
out at least half a ftfot, W&itb^^ tA 
have effeded by any human ait^n^ 
would have rfeqilirted mowe stithi^tB 
than any inhabitant Of tfa^ pte^ ii 
said to possess^ ^Wilhoftt the ^id of i 
mechanical j^W^r df 1^6»t tob^ie«' 
rable energy. 

At thfs tihie One of the siecvaliti 
wias aftroi^Iy ^asp^ed of bef&g the 
cause of this sap^rnatural event, in 
consequence of it3. appearing that, 
in two places in which she had lived 
before) X$odirreilD«s idqaaB^ UDac« 
coimtable, and ^s^ more alarming, 
had hapf)<»ied, so as to occasion 
her being sent home from both 
places to her parents. The twp 
places to Which Wfe allude, art^ Mr. 
binVtead's, sho^rnaker, inLombaidr 
street ; and Mr. ffeat^, fctiilder, th 
the I^otkyai'd. At the fotmift 
plstee, the ib6st Iteifitntiolis ncMsei 
were ht^fd, Whfengvet she vftk 
alone. S6ih'etim6s lb6y represented 
the crashing of falling rnttis, dnd "A 
others, the agitations^ bf buftdSag^ 
being wrenched fey tHe most poN»*- 
erful engines from th^if fbundkti&& 
She frequ^htly ^pj^ared, a^ il^ccfifiv 
bating withspcdttesbr dcn»tts,ahft 
Mioloth^ ^dni '<xf tter taistit^ 


UereuUs and the. NaacM 


1% the greatest ttate of ten-ific agi- 
tation and horrid dismay. 
' Having ^ta^ed the abov^ dccuia- 
stance, we avoid any comment. ' 
We^ however, think it but justice 
tp state, that th^ girl, a^thoueii now 
discharged from her third puce, is 
remarkal^e for being most prepos- 
s^ing in hef manners and person, 
and attentive to her duties as a ser- 


IN Other countries winter is the 
season of amusements: with 
u^, on the contrary, ti is in the 
^ing we think ofple^sure. When 
tfie fields b^gin to cbathe tliem- 
ftely^s with fiowers, we are anxious 
to avoid them. The moment of 
vo}f ptuoysness for nature,- is also 
tlipf moment or Qi\xrfetes» ' Thjj pre- 
. 9^ni is the season for routs. 

Cards of invitation for a sekSi 
party of two or three hundred 
ipends, announce^ Lady B. just 
retu^ed to towir. A great sensa- 
iSbn is immediaiely felt in the fa- 
shionabje wor^d, ^nd, above alF 
ofjiq' places, in the milliner's sfiops. 
Rob^ en demi Turque ; Robes, with 
sleeves different from the shape^ 
plaited M. la ^wble bracelet \ demt 
' Venusji demi Psiche ; Purses tf/*£i- 
fagnole'^ ofcotoured silk, sprinkled 
with goklen stars; white crapes, 
fcrtmmed on foliage in satin ap- 
pl^ue. Such preparations! such . 
consultations J such an immensity of 
Ijusiness ! ! • 

^ The moment of the toilette ar- 
rives; the det^ates on the robe grow 
animatec}; they are therite tmns- 
fcrred to the head-dress : f his, after 
a long discussjon, is to be the />«v<^tf 
retmtmie. The cHjgnon, it seems, 
has taken offence at being always 
plaped at the back of the head, 
and now insists pn being worn be-. 
%e. A telegraph of two or three 
•erv3,nts anndUn^es the arri\»al of 
we company* Tiiree saloons are 

already ft^lL The crow4 incrcenii' 
-^it overflows to the stair^as^ 
An assembkige of so many difiere^it 
persons prese^its at first a little ioQa^' 
fusion. In a iitt(e while, as^ ta «UI« 
chaos, th^ hpraogenous eli^mentsml"*' 
trad eactk other'and coalesce. TW; 
friends and acquaintances ^wis^ 
tbems^lv^ into oiteries. Thtt 
moveable cohimasof^ ladies, arm i« 
afm, pressed by the oolumn§ in tim' 
rear, ]}reS8 and impel th<](^'befib«« 
them. Wave succeecjs waveh-r' 
feathers are mixed w4tfa &atlwrs«*-»; 
faps \vtth fa^s. The old are paifedl# 
with the youn^ — the homely \nikk 
the hand^me. Happy couatvjf;^' 
where the ad\'antages of pejnqfi, 
an^ the ravages ^ of time are^itw 

Some delicipi^s roierbud% sohm- 
vema) beauties are coiki^«4 neaff 
tlie piano. One of th^ is askea 
to sing — what bei(»'e sud^ a .wodd 
of pdopjel— ^he is sp timidS 
What will become pf h^l Rea? 
def, be not alarmed. ' i(iiob0<^ 
listensi Oh delicious ^varid f Aa^' 
vishing fetes ! I have examiae4- 
wilh. all possible attention eveij^- 
thing that remahis of the aniieat^ 
Who would believe It j' Not oa« 
word about routs, R oiits wei» neti* 
ther proscribed at Lacedempp, os 
known at Athens, {'do not even 
apprehend, that theji were even ia 
use at Sybaris. These anti^ts werot 
sAich extraordinaay creature^. Ah X- 
what were the fetes of the antient% 
compared- with crur^i .The vblap< 
tuousness of £picurus— Psjba t a^ 
mere trifle, mere ennui to ours« 


Hercules and the NEMiS&AH 

To the Editor rf the Sportiko. 


IN a Greek poet, nqt less oriai- 
nal in his way thanHomlr. 
namely, Theocritu<j, I have lately 



Heradis mutthe Nemaan Lion* 

bera ftrndc with a description re- 
lattive \o tiiis noble knimal, contain* 
iog some circamstances not noticed 
hy HomeTt and perhaps more cfaa* 
laderistic than any of his. Her- 
cules, in the 25th Idyll, ^ves an 
acxoont of the first o^ those ex- 
ploits, -caUed his iaboars, which 
was the lulling of the Nemxean 
Eon. . ** I armed myself (says- he) 
with my bow and arrows, and my 
stout stafi^ made of a wild olive- 
tree torn up by the toots ; and re- 
vaired to the place where the lion 
O'eqiiented. I bent my bow, ap- 
plied an arrow to the string, and 
(xil^ed all around, that I might get 
' <igbt of him bctore he should di^ 
cover me« It was now mid-day; 
but neither could I any . where 
discern his footsteps, nor hear his 
loaring; nor was any man to be- 
fi>and tending cattle, or wx>rking in 
tbe fields, w^ho could give me in- 
lbrmation«; terror kept them all at 
ixMue. At length I descried him 
returning to his den at the ap- 
proach of the evening, gorged with 
Besh and blood ; his mane, his face, 
and breast, were all stained, with 
gore, and with his tongue he licked 
bis chin firom side to side. Lurk- 
ing behind the thicket, I watched 
bis approach; and when he was 
near, I let fiy an arrow, which 
struck his left fiank, but did not 
penetrate the skin. . Surprised, he 
lifted up his head from the ground, 
glanced his eyes to every part, and. 
Yawning, dkptayedhis terrible teeth, 
{.discharged a second arrow, which 
struck him iiillon the chest, but fell 
harmless at his feet« I was -about- 
to fix a third on t^ie strnig, when 
the beast descried me. — **He rolled 
bis long tail about his hams, and 
prepared for the .fight. His neck 
swelled with rage ; his tawny hair 
bristled^ and, drawing up his flanks, 
his back became bent like a bow." 
The poet, then^ by a singular and 
ir^ry expressive sifiuleidesaibes the 

manner in which thelkxi spnxog 
npon his foe. ^ As when a chariot- 
maker bends the splitboughof a wii(i 
fig-tree, warmed in the fire, in or-* 
der to form the circumference of a 
wheel, which, escaping his hands, 
leaps to a distance ; so the dread- . 
ful lion made a long spring to seize 
me. I hekl out with one arm my. 
arrows and the double mantle from . 
my shoulders ; and w^th the other 
I raised my chib, imd stru€!k bira-. 
on the head with soTch force, that 
I broke the wild olive in two. He 
fell on the ground beiore he reached 
me, and, nodding his head, scarcely 
supported himself on his trembling 
\&g:i ; for darkness covered liis eyes 
fi*om the shock. Without giving, 
h}m time to reoo\'er, I struck hin?^ 
again on the back 4>f his strong, 
neck; and, seizing him fi'om be*; 
hind, I thrptdedbim with my hands,, 
while, sitting on his hinder part^ I 
pressed down his Lqgs, w^th my. 
heels, and squeezed his sides with 
my thighs. At length h^ stretched 
out his fore-feet, and /ceased to 

breathe.''.' •'....■. . 

I have translated this piQOe at, 
length, because, it affords an aomi- 
rabie example of the truth and ac- 
curacy, with which the ancient 
poets painted natural objeds ; and 
in which they have been very in- 
adequately imitated by their sue* 
cessors, whether Roman or modem, 
who have generally con tented them- 
selves with copying instead of ob- 
serving, and have aimed at no- 
velty rather . by exaggeration and 
extravagance, than by the addition, 
of really new fadsJ The circum- 
stance . of the lion's arching his 
back, before he makes his deadly 
spring, is • what I do not recoiled 
to have met with elsewhere, either 
in prose or verse ; yet, I doubt not 
of its accuracy, since it is an .action 
belonging to the feline tribe in ge- 
neral. It is also observable, that,. 
in the true simplioity of ancient 


Cricket Matches. 

I . ^ 

85 ' 

maiinersy no &Ise colours bfronuin* 
tic -vftlour are laid upon' the hero^ 
who scruples not to take every ad- 
vantage a^gainst his enemy th^t the 
case will admit, and practises bushf 
. %hting. wi!h mtssibie weapons, till 
the animal compels him to come to 
close quarters. It would be a cu- 
rious subjedt to discuss, whether 
l^uch natural manners are better 
tt^af ted for poetry than the artifi- 
ieial elevation of the chivahous ages, 
as we find it displayed in such wri- 
ters as Ariost6,Tasso, and Spenser. 
Certainly, theytvho prefer Homer 
to all other ik)ets,- must take the 
afHrmiatiye siae of this question, as 
Blackweil and sevearal other critics 
have done. It appears to me at 
preseht, *^ that much may be said 
on both sides," but I must content 
myself with having metely stated 
tiie topic as a matter for enquiry. 
Siche Newingttm^ Your's, &c. 
.4^/3,1800. '■ ' J. A. 

P. S. It has been suggested to 
me, that in the preceding descrip- 
tion, the return of the lion to his 
den towards the evening is not 
conformable to the circumstance 
usually attributed to this animal of 
his preying by night. But, it is 
probable, that in a district so much 
alarmed by his depredations as liiat 
of Nemsea then was, no domestic 
animals would be left abroad in the 
night time on which he could prey ; 
and that his success* must depend 
upon surprising a herd or flock, 
while grazing in the day, of which 
"scene liomer has more than once 
<Irawn tlie picture. 

Cricket Matches. 

SATURDAY, the J 0th instant, 
was played a grand single match 
of Cricket in Lord's G round, Mary- 
le-bone, three gentlemen agamst 
two, \Vith Ray to the field for the 
two, for 100 guineas. 

Vol. XVI. No. 921 




B W. IV. • » 

Moss, et<].^ 129 126 19 b. PerkinS|es||. 
Gilbert, esq. 120 91 ij b. ditto, 

TotaC 249^ 2^1-34 


Most, esq. 134 1%% 1% b. PerkiDs^eiq. 
Gilbert, esq. 6 .5 oc. Wbite, esq,. 

Total ^ 140 133 18 


B< la* R* ^ 

White, esq. 6» 52 1 1 i). Moss, csq^ . 
Wilton, esq. . i% o o b. Grtbeit> «s^. 
Perkins, esq. 10 ' 8 2 b. Mots, esq. 

total 73 to ij • 


'■ * White, tici, 
Wifton, esq. 
Perkins, esq. 


U. B. R. 

6 5 o e. Gilbert, esq. 

540b. Moss,^i(|.' 
44 33 6 b. Ditto. 

55 4* ^ 

The two gentlemen won by 33 
iBs — 5 to 4- on 
meal on starting. 

runs — 5 to 4 on the three gentle* 

Oa Monday, the 12th inst. was. 
played a grand match of Cricket 
in Lord's Ground, Mary-le-bone^ 
one. inning on each side, between- 
two select 'elevens of gentlemen 
and comtnoners on each side, for 
fifty guineas a side. 


Long, - o 

BoxiOl, . 4 

N|p^$,.esq. - 7 

Boyle, -. • 7 

Gibbon;, esq. - o 

Gfayham, - 1 1 

W^'B#own, - 3 

Silvester, - f 

Hon A. Upton, ii 

Capt. >ycilcf, 13 

Bcntlcy, - o . 

Byes, o 

b. Lord, 
b. Ray. 

St. Leycesteri esq. 
b. Kay. 

leg bcCpre wicket. 
c^ Leycestci,esq. 
ti. Lord, 
b. Kay. 
b. Lord. 
not out. 
b. Lord 





Taylor* s AngHn^inall its Branches. 

ing (3» yet peculiar to myselQ) with 
but very little pradtice; and the 
rules given for % fishing are un- 
commonly tnstrudlLve; so that the 
xesuK of them, if rightly put in 
pradlice^ must be never failing suc- 

"Several of those who have 
ventured to write upojf this suj^jed 
have known but little, if any thing, 
of the nature of fish, even of those 
Xhey have attempted to treat of^ 
and, I am persuaded, have never 
.taken either salmon or trout by 
angling; perhaps never saw ont; 
iilive in the water in their lives, — 
Indeed, they do not presume to give 
mxiy account of taking salmons or 
salmon trouts by angling, or hovv to 
make flies for them, not having been 
able to distinguish between small 
salmon, salmon trouts, and others of 
the salmon kind; and had some of 
tliem been presented with ^ a gray- 
ling, if is a query if they could have 
told what kind offish it was. They 
reconunend angling in* the Thame^^, 
irom London -Dtiage to Chelsea, 
and higher up, as if such parts of 
the river were the best of all others, 
or as if the Thames thereabout was 
tlie chiefest river for that purpose 
thatvwehavein this country; with 
some such account of other rivers 
about the metropolis, they tell you 
methods of taking gudgeons, roach, 
dace, barbell and other common 
fish, strongly advising the ground 
baits for 'bailing the places where 
you angle, in bottom fishing, &c. to 
be equal or superior to your hook 
baits, which is exceedingly wrong, 
for they should always be inferior, 
asJs clearly shewn in the Second 
Part of this produ6lion ; and, added 
to their preposterous nonsense of 
alluring fisli to bite by the use of 
oils, &c. and their unlawful rules 
given for the encouragement of 
poaching, and foxing of ^sh as they 
term it (which are shameful, and 
never will appear in any proper 

treatise of angling), render tfae 
whole of their compositions at 
once, ridiculous ; so that, instead of 
instru^ing, they only bewilder, and 
prevent many from partaking of 
tliis delightful diversion, which thejr 
might enjoy were they but properly 

** By what has been here ad- 
vanced, the author does not mean 
to delradl from the merit of any 
others who have touched upon the 
subjed,vbut only to shew how bis 
methods dififer tiom their notions. 

^ In this Work there is not the 
least thing imaginary, but ail is 
written from the real knowledge 
tlie author has acquired in the art, 
agisted by his own private memo- 
randums ; so that he thinks he may 
without vanity justly entide it. 
Angling Reduced to' a Complete 
Science : and the whole is so in- 
terspersed with remarks and little 
pleasing anecdotes, that the reader 
will be agreeably siirprised an4 en- 

. ^ That such a book %is wanting, 
and may prove useful and pleasing 
to thousands, is obvious from the 
nuilierous and pressing soliicitati&u 
the author has lately received, to 
finish and make his public, as well 
as • from the nature of those little 
pamphlets that still appear in prinL 

** Angling has ever been my de- 
light, which led me to extend my 
observations, and improve the art, 
when quite a youth ; and I soon 
became accounted the completest 
angler in the surrounding counties 
where I had my pra6tice. But I 
was not then satisfied with myseK 
I began to consider, that to consti- 
tute a complete angler, the nature 
of fishes should be thoroughly 
known; by stri6t perseverance I 
attained this knowledge, and dis- 
covered their certain baits for the 
different seasons of the year ; tHeir 
favourite flies for the various months, 
weeksy days, and hours throughout 


FataiJDueIj---r'B0xing Matches. 


ths s^son ; and constantly prac« 1 
.tised making them artificially, till I 
could imitate nature exactly. After 
this, angling became more pleasant \ 
to me, and, hearing that there were 
excellent rfvers and anglers in 
Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, I vi- 
lited those countries, to my lio 
small satisfadion; and so, Yi'j de- 
grees, 1 extended ftiy diversion, 
and at length experienced angling 
through the various counties and 
places stated in Part the First, still 
continuing my remarks, and im- ' 
proving, till tliat power became ex- 
hausted. I then began to think of 
putting together the memoranda \ 
>vhich form this book.'* 

, (To ht cmtitmed,} 

■— — — ^»« I till _ 11 1 I I !■ ■ ■ . m ii ■ 

Fatal Duel. 

ON Friday, the 9th of May^ a 
meeting tdok place, on Drum- 
condra road, near Dublin, between 
James Corry, Esq. of t^ie Linen 

Hall, and Newburgh, Esq. in 

consequence of a dispute, and, as 
alledge<;l, tlie provocation of a blow 

fiven by the latter to the former. 
lr.,N. was accompanied by Cap- 
tain Warring, of the 24th Dra- 
goons, as his second; Mr. C. by 
■' Weir, Esq; an attorney. 
Having taken their grounct, the sig- 
]ial was given to iire; Mr. C.'s 
pistol went oiF without effe6l ; Mr. 
N.'s missed fire; he was preparing 
to lire it afterwards, when his se- 
cond palled to Mr, N. telling him 
the snap in duelling was considered 
as a iire. Both, gentlemen then 
were provided with other pistols, 
and a signal given to fire again, 
which they did, and Mr. N. was shot 
through the heart, and instantly ex- 

B6XING Matches. 


N Wednesday, the 14th of 
May, at noon, a most despe- 

rate and fiital battle was fought, in 
a field opposite the ]|lephant and 
Castle, Newington Butts, between 
a person of the name of* Collins, 
who Was a shorer at Billingsgate, 
and an Ifish fisherman. A trifling 
dispute at the Gate, in the early 
part of th^ morning, led to the con- 
flidl. After a very obstinate con- 
test, which lasted ,an hour and 
twenty minutes, Collins received 
an unibrtunate blow on the jugular 
vein, which instantly depriVed hin* 
of his existence, leaving a wife and 
four children —The fisherman had 
likewise received so many severe 
blows, that he was taken off the 
field in a state of insensibihty, and 
died shortly after. TThey were 
both uncommonly strong persons, 
and fought very hard. — 'It is a pity 
that the ^legislature does not enaCl 
some law to prevent this brutal 
practice. ^ • 

.The attention of the sporting 
world was strongly excited on 
Thursday, the J 5th of May, by a 
bruising match for three hundred 
guineas, which was fought on 
Finchley Common, about two mile^ 
oh this side Bamet, between a, 
young man from Bristol, named. 
Belcher, and Bartholomew,, well 
known in the annals of pugilisfn. 

Bartholomew is thirty- seven 
years of age, Belcher only twenty, 
and in size apparently much inie- 
ripr to Bartholomew ; yet from tlie ' 
long tuition he has received, under 
the scientific Ward, he was consi- 
dered as the favourite by the ama- 

The stage was ere£led at one 
o'clock, and about half an hour af- 
terwards, the champions sat-to with 
the, most determined ferocity. 

In the second round. Belcher re- 
ceived so severe a knock-down 
blow, that fortune seemed inclined 
to favour Bartholomew, whose 
friends immediately let fly a pigeon 

. ' 'to 


sporting InUlligence. 

to London with the intelligence ; 
but in a feW minutes afterwards he 
was thrown upon his head with 
such violence, that his eye-sight 
&ited him, and he appeared infi- 
nitely distressed. " He, however, 
still persevered, and put in several 
blows with much efie6t ; but was 
.at length compelled to. give in, m 
consequence of a violent blow in 
the pit of the stomach, which 
Caused him to vomit blood, and left 
hiih ip the weakest condition ima- 

The contest ksted twenty mi- 
nutes, during which period sevef»- 
teen rounds of as severe fighting as 
Ive ever remem leered, were dis- 

futed with the utmost obstinacy, 
romediately after the battle, Bar- 
tholomew was taken into custody 


by the Police OfGcert, under k«« 
fhority of a Judge's Warrant, for 
iiaving broken the peace before the 
time of his security had expired. 
He was escorted to town in a hack- 
ney coach, and bailed on his arri- 

Many people were disappointed, 
conceiving the i)attle would have 
been fought at WormwoodScrubs; 
but the road to Finchley was, ne- 
vertheless, thronged during the 
whole day. 

Belcher is engaged to fight Fur- 
bv, the famous Yorkshire hero, ia 
the course of next month, for iSi^j 
pounds; and fiom the specimen 
the Tormer gave of his .abilities and 
strength, a very severe contest is 



THE racing stud of Mr. Cookson 
not finding the ready transfer 
cxpe6ted by auttion at Newmarket, 
are now feeling the pecuniary weight 
they are able to carry by private 
contra6l. — Esipe^ation is purchased 
at eleven hundred guineas.— -^;w- 
brosio^ having lately increased in the 
heat of his temper, till become too 
unruly for a continuance in training, 
has been purchased at five hundred, 
by his Grace of Bedford, for a stal- 
lion at Wooburn. Diamotul^ and 
^/> Harry^ remain at present, with 
their engagements, in the hands of 
the owner. 

So great is the rage for veterina- 
fian impro^'ement, that " artificial 
frogs" are already advertised, in 
consequence of nature's having 
proved herself so 'wretchedly deficient 
m her own operations: under the 
influence of which suggestion, a 
sporting correspondent says, ** he 
has not the least doubt, but artificial 
iyeSy metallic fetlocks, woollen legs, and 

cork hoofs^ may be had soon at the 

forge of every common farrier in 
town and country . * * 

Of all the parties of pleesorefor 
some time past, it will be generally 
allowed, that Mrs. Moat^tgue's 
party, on the 1st of May, was the 
happiest. A list of the names of all 
the sweeps present on tliis occasion', 
arranged according to their rank, 
will doubtless be printed for the 
gratification of the town ; and, to 
say the truth, it vvill be fully as en- 
tertaining as a catalogue of . the 
fashionables that grace a commom 
rout ! 

At a window, in the Strand, un- 
der a small pidlure, is. the following 
whimsical , inscription : — ** This 
pi^ure was turned out of the Ex- 
hibition, in order to make room for 
the giant Rolla wa& Hambletonioji.** 

On Tuesday evening, May 6, at 
eight o'clock,^ a man started ibr a 
wager, to run , round the outside of 
the railing at St. Paul's, nine iia»e( 
in half an hour. All obstrudiiom 
were removed, and he wofi his 


' ■» 

sporting IntelBgei^L 


. -iMiger lay cme minatc and twenlj 

The Celebrated oboe pkyer, Mr. 
t'ischer, died, while attending the 
Qu^n's concert that evening at 
Backingham-hoase^ and ,was tak«n- 
ili while performing h\s concerto, 
^e had estecuted his first move- 
xaent in a stjrie equal to his be$t 

performanco^'dttfii^ ^^J V^^^ ^^ ^^ 
life; in the course of his Aiag^ 

' ]ie was soddenl^ seized with an 
apopledic fit, and iell down. Ho 
¥va$ immediately taken home in 
one of the royal carriages^ and died 
in about an hbur after. ■ . 
■ Two sons of anobleman, in Ba- 
ker-street, Portmau-sqv^afe (o^e an 
' officer in the army, and the othef 
just come from college), -haying 
lately had some words, they retired 
^ into an apartmei^t, where each hav- 
ing taken t sword, tfaey Ibught in 
such a desperate manner as (o be 
obh'ged to be conveyed to separate^ 
rooms, with very little hopes of their 
recovery. ._...:, - 

'Two cAil4ren <?f }^J, Dandel !% 

Messenger at the Post Office, being' 

\ lately at .play in. the room wliere 

the arms are Icept, the eldest, a boy, 

took up one of the pistols and fired 

' it at his sister^ the contents of 

which entered into her breast and 

jwei^t through her body* The un- 

£:>r lunate child languislied in great 

misery about a quarter of an /hour. 

. ^ A Nobleman, well known on 

the town as a ^ghter and bruiser, 

. has been blacks balledat the Jockey- 

Club at Newmarket. 

Mrs. Egerton, formerly well 
known on the stage, has re^marritd, 
her former husband, whom she had 
left about 30 years ago. 

Lord HoUapd sometimes driv^ 
four beaulilul little black ponies, 
not bigger thah Newfoundland 
dogs. They came from Italy, and 
^e the greatest curiosities of the 
kind in England. ' 

^ When rogues, fall put honest 

mcin g^t their own.'* — Onewbde- 
sale butcher having bought a calf 
un&irly over the head of another, 
a ^ort time- ago, at Leadenhall* 
Qtarket, they quarrelled and dealt 
^mutual abuse for three hour% 
es&postng each other's rogiery, ta 
the great amusement, of the whole 
mar ket'and manyl>ttndred str anger% 
whp assembled around them, an h^ 
^inees being suspended. 

.T*wo men having been., appne* 
bended about eieve» o'clock on Sa« 
turday night last, at Leckham* 
stead, near Buckingham, in the a^. 
of plund^ing a rookery, and hav- 
ing been discharged the nejtt mom^ 
iog.on payment of the expences^ a 
party of their comrades from the 
Grarld Jundion Catial,^ to the num- 
ber of^ twenty- SK, armed with 
shoU bludgeons, assembled tumul« 
tuously at the same place, and pa- 
raded through the ehurch-yard dur* 
ing Divine Service, in sight of the.v. 
congregation, \o aldose limmedi* 
ately. adjoining, where the rookery- 
was situated. ' :lmmediately atter 
service, the persons who were pre* 
sent at church proceeded to the spot^ 
and notwithstanding the appearance 
of desperate resistance, secured 
six of the riotws. In a space of 
time inconceivaHy short, forty yeo- 
men, and thirty mihtia-men, ar- 
rived at the village; and on Mon* 
day n^orning the above six persons 
were committed to Aylesbury gaoL 
for trial at the Quarter Sessions, »a 
July next 

Banishment of unruly Cart'drivers , 
—On Thursday, the 17th of April 
last, Thomas GUIiie, hynd at Ryse- ' 
law, and Wifiiam Polwarth and 
J|dm Gibson, hynds at Lennelhiil, 
were tried before the Sh*eriff-De- 
piEty at Bervfickstere, and a re- 
speSable jar j, at Greenlaw, for 
chriving m tbeir carts furiously along 
the highway, and runniajg over 
James Bi«hop,cattie-dealer in Swin« 
ton^ wbercby bk leg was bcoken;.' 




The jmy uhanimoasly found Gillie 
and I'^lwarth guilty, and Gibson 
a6tor art and part. They were 
ibund liable to Tamei^ Bishop in 1 51. 
damages, fined in ll. Is. each t^ 
the Procurator Fiscal, and decerned 
to pay the expences of prosecution, 
amounting to 6l. to stand .in the 
pillory of Dunse on Wednesday, 
the 1 4th of May, and thereafter to 
be banished the county of Berwick 
for six. montlis, except Gibson, in 
whose sentence the banishment 
was remitted. As many accidents, 
and some of them fatal, have lately 
happened firom such pradices, it is 
hc^ed this example will have the 
effed to deter others from the like 
in time coming. 

T<vo labourers in the Wet Dock, 
at Poplar, the 9th inst. found the 
head of ,an arrow, made of ^nt, 
lind curiously wrought ; conceiving 
it of some value, ,they quarrelled 
^boot the possession ot it ; a battle- 
ensued, and after Ideating each 
other severely, they agreed to de- - 
- stroy the objedl of contention ; 
which having done, they, with 
aching bones, returned to their 
work, each contented that the other 
vfa& not better off than himself. 

The following notice is the com- 
position of a very distinguished 
orator and popular character in the 
city of Chester— no less than his^ 
worship the BeUman^ which he 
proclaimed through our streets last 
week:— . 

" Lost Asmall wight Lap Dog,^ 
« withAlittleBlackonEatchEyer, 
" & A Curldteayl, whoever Can 
^ Give Jntelegants to me shall be 
« handsoumley Reward*' 

We are happy to see that the 
state of hackaiey coaches has at last 
engaged the attention of the .Le- 
gislature. The fares should cer- 
tainly be raised to enable the 
coachmen to keep good horses and 
coaches. At present the wretched 
animals are a disgrace to. the me- 

SportiHg^ . hit exigence. 

tropolis, and the coaches are otAj 
calculated to give colds and gene* 
rate consumptions. But the fares 
are sd low that it is astopishing how 
horses and coaches can be' at aB 
kept. Raise the fares, and makev 
the hackney coachmen responsible 
to the police for the condition of 
their horses and carrbges. Not 
one half the hackney coaches are 
ndw putotitforhire,^that should be 
placed at the service of the pub- 
lic, and it is impossible to ootain 
one whenever any particular enter* 
tainment 4s given, without pa)^ing 
three times the tare. ^A discre- 
tionary power should not be given 
to the Commissioners of Coaches % 
the accommodation of the public 
requures that the fates should be. 
permanently raised. 

On Monday, April 28, eight 
members of the Society of Cum^ 
berland Youths, made an astonish- 
ing attempt to ring !^* 1 36 cbang^f 
of Oxford: triplc^'bobs on Edmon-- 
ton Church-bells.^ — It recjuiries up« 
wards often hours -time to perform 
this task, at twenty-hve changes a 
minutei They had entered the 
ninth hour, when an tinluckly acci- 
dent befell Mr. Grose, the compo- 
ser of the peal ;' making an attempt 
to slacken his knee-btickie, his leg 
entangled in the coil of the rope, 
Which elevated him a "^consideranle 
height, and falling down on his 
head, he broke his coUar-bone.— • 
Haci it not been for this accident, 
no donbt the feat would have been 
accomplished, and the performers 
crowned with perpetual honour 
as nothing to be compared with 
such an atchievement of strength 
and skill can be found in the re- 
cords of the campanilogers art. 

A curious circumstance came out 
on the late trial of Mackay, the 
highwayman, at Oxford, which set' 
all the Court in a titter:— Sir* 
Harry Everest, it «eems, on per- • 
oeiying the fellow robbing his fa- 
*. mil/ 

Sparfit^ ■ bitelHgeiice. 


*ly in, tlie coach preceding bii% 
tnped^out of his post-chaise, a»d 
unshed a drawi| s\v<lrd. .Oi> 
IS Madefy gallpped up, and ex- 

— dimed, ** NoW J dare say you 
- ink jQurself a bold^ dashing, 
r.i|ive fellow; but before we part, 

#u ^hall break your SLword and 

•row. the handle into that furze 

_^*ish, and after that ril rob yoii J*' 

— .^ jjresented his pistol, with hor- 

■--J. imprecations, itnd Sir Harry 

-ad the ,mprti6cation^ before hi^ 

-wji servants, of being obliged to 

omply w ith the ' fellow 's demand ! 

^ ..\ :• .SEASON. 

\" .■ ■ 

^ A beautiful Grey Arabian, at 
. Patshull, Stafibrdshire, 2gs a mar^ 

jtnd 5s* the gropm. 
~ Archer, a brown hcitrse, at Mc 
JlWro. Nottage's, Ratchet Lane, 
"^ingfield, Berks, at Ig and 2s. 6d^ 
. Beningbrough, Overton, and 
"^ Zadiiiriah, ,at Mr. Hutchinson^s 
_Shipton, near York, each at 6gs 

Buzssard, at Newmarket, at 
lOgs and 10s. 6d. 

ClajrHall, at Bennington, Herts, 
at 2gsand 3s. . 

Coriander, at Newmarket, at 
' 5gs and .6$. 

Don Quixotte, Satellite, and 
Whip, at Haynes's Livery Stables, 
Hiding-house lane, Great Port- 
land-street, each at jigs and .3s. 

Dungannon and Volunteer, 
each i2gs and 10s. 6d. ; apd Vcr* 
tumnus, at 2gs and 5s. These three 
at Cannons, Middlesex. 

Fortunio, at Barrows-Brook, 
near Cirencester, Gloucestershire, 
ai 6gs and 10s. 6d. 

General, son of Eclipse, at Mr. 
Pearce*s,Lay tonston^, at 3gs and 5$. 
. The Gr«at Hprse, at 15gs and 
Jg^ahd Gig at Ig. and 2s. 6d. both 
at Cannon Park, aear Kingsclcre, 

VoL.xvi: No. 91^. 

. f 

Qrouse, at PooksI^y^Styny Str^t 
ford, at Igs and lOs. 6d. , 

Holyhockv at Easton Lodge, 
near, Dunniow, £issex, at 2gs and 
2s. 6d. ' • ' \ 

Jatvelin, at fienmngton,near Ste- 
venage, Herts,'at lOgs and lOs. 6a. 
. John BuU^at 15gs and Ig: 
Alexander, at 1 Ogs and 1 g ; an^ 
Meteor, at' 5g$ and 10s. 6d. These 
three at Figdsje, .n^r Cheshire^ . . 

King Fergus, at Boroughbridge, 
Yorkshire, at XOgs and los. ^di 

Magic, ai Mistley Park, Essex, 
iat 2gsand ;is..6df * ' \ 

Moorcock/ at.\RcnIsh^\y, near 
Chesterfield,' at2gs a mare. ' * \ 

Pe^su^ at PlCistow, Essex, .ajt 
^5gs and 5s. ' " , / 

Petworth, at Christian'MaJford, 
near Chippenham^ Wilts, at Sgs 
and 5s. 

Pipator, at 3gs and 5s. and 
Hermes, at Ig and 2s. 6d. These 
two at Streatham Castle, near Bar- 
nard Castlej Yorkshire. 

Sir Peter Teazle, at Knowslej?, 
near Prescot, at lOgs and lOs. 6(L 

Skyscraper, at .logs. Dragon, 7gsiL 
Capt. Grey's Anjbian, 5gs,,ana 
Fidget, 3gs, and lOs. 6d. each to 
the gropm. These four at'Wo- 
burn, Bedfordshire. 

Sddier, at Mostou Hall, near 
Chester, at 5g5 and 10s. 6d. 

Tamerlane, at Taplin's Eques- 
trian Receptacle, EdgwareRpa^ 
London, at zgs and b^. 

Trimmer,'. at Exton, near Stan;- 
ibrd, at 2gs. and 5 s. 

Trumpator, at Clermont Lodge, 
near Brandon, at lOgs and 10s. 6dp 

Wa^y, at Lewes, in Sussex, at 
lOgs and lOs. 6d. . 

Whiskey, at Great Barton, near 
Bury St. Edmund's, at ; 5gs and 
10s. 6d. . _ 

Young Eclipse, at 20gs Nand^ 
ips. 6d. and a Orey Horse, at Ig 
and 2s, Qi, These two at Wood-' 
hay,' near Newbury^ Berks.' 





Sportitig InleUigencf. 


As the angling seasoh has com- 
menced, a corcespondent has sent 
ijis the following-^ 

Let your hai^s "be longi round, 
dear, and free from frets or scales ; 
of a kind of glass colour, or of "k 
pale blueish, of green watery cast^ 
and light bay ; and fi>r a fly-lme, if 
you mean to fish without a reel, 
take three hairs, niit them levd at 
top, and knot tnem there; then 
cut off theotbec ends, 4s far as they 
appear fiunt, leaving all of the 
aame length ; then Md them near 
the top, Mt ween your thumb and 
linger of the kft tmpd^ and begin 
loTwfst them towaridi you with the 
#)ttmb and finger of the right hand, 
stroking theto aftef erery twist, be- < 
low the hand you hold them in, to 
keep them open and free from 
snarls, whidi (he twisting ^orne* 
times occasions; in this manner 
'proceed to the end, and then knot 
It. . When you have made four of 
these, make four more with four 
hairs each, and then feur with five 
hairs, and so on, tiR you have as 
many as will complete your line; 
then put them into water for about 
twenty minutes, when you will find 
whether any of the hairs shrink in 
the links, ahd such' as do must be 
twisted over again. When your 
links are thus finidied,tuke the four 
smallest and tie them* together in 
water knots, leaving the finest. If 
there be any difference, sttU lower- 
most, and so on till' your line is 
made; then cat away the short 
ends pretty near to the knots, whip 
them wittt w«])-waxed silk, and 
make a loop at each end of the 
line, the strongest end to fasten on 
to the loop at the top of your rod, 
andthe other to kx>p your bottom 
links to, which should never con- 
sist pf more than two or three,'of 
eithei; gut or hairy fi)r fly or bottom- 

fidimg. Thu kind of fine shouM 
be made from nineto twelve yardt 
ih length. When you wisn to 
make strong lines for bottom or 
other angling, 'ydu may be|;in with 
any number of hairs, and mcrease 
them every Ihnk, or every other ; 
but for very strong liiies you should 
use an cfugine, which may be 
bought at the fishing-tackle aliops, 
with proper directions for u&his it. 

* N. B. When you make links 
of four hairs, you may dwide them 
as you twist. Keeping two on each 
side your hand; and when voor 
links consist of six hairs,keep uien 
divided in three equal parts; and 
90 on, for any sixe that you are 
able to twist with ypur fingers, 
which is always better than by any 
other method of twisting. 

^ Your choice of hooks sfaodd 
he those made of the best-tempeied 
fine steel wire; generally longidi 
in the shank, a^d strohe wad rawer 
deepish in the bend ; tite point fine 
and strait, and as true as it can be 
set to the level with the shank, 
which for fly-making should be ta- 
pered oflT to the end of it, that the 
fly may be finished the neater ; be 
ctfrefui also that the hook has a good 
barb. I have, by many years ex- 
perience, found ' these kinds of 
hooks to be more sure, and better, 
than any crooked hooks whatever; 
they do not make so lar^ an ori- 
fice when you hook a fisn, nor are 
they so liable to break the hold 
through as the crooked bent ones 
are ; and in trying them for seVend 
seasons one against another, I fbund 
that I missed m the rising> or biting 
at bottom, considerably more fish, 
and lost more afler being hodced 
with the crooked ones> than with 
those I have here described^ and 
which, of course Inow always 
Qse. The best of the kiifd are 
made at Limerick in Irehind. 
' ^ Floatr for angling are of many 
kindS| such us swaa-quills, goose^ 


■ ■ ' / 


;|^iipine-qttills; the first of wbidb 
IS the best when yoju use light baits 
in rivers or d^p water^ a^ the 
others fi)r sIqw water^ or ponds 
where the water is not very deep & 
lor heavy fishidg. with worm or 
loiiii^w^ 4^ith^ ii^ rivers or ponds, 
a cork jioat is. I^$ty and is made bx 
having a sound coijc without hole^ 
qr flaw% bored through with a hot 
iKxk^ and a quill put into it of a f\V 
proportion, open at each end for 
the Une to ruhi through. Cut the 
i)ork qC a^ pyraniiid^i form, and 


make it smooth with a fine file. 
Your quill floats must cai^y snot 
enbugh so to sink them as Qiat yoii 
c^n just see the top above water, 
that you may the better perceive 
the shiest ni(>Ue ; and as to jrour 
cork floats, let there be su^ient 
sitot to make them stand upri^t i^ 
^e water when the shot are m the 
bottom, by which you may know 
when you fl^ Qfi the bottom or 
not ; lor when the shot are oh the 
ground, the float will fall on one 
Side, and not stand up." 



THE foljowina curious item ap- 
peared in a oHi delivered, into 
the hancb of the Treasurer of a 
Soup Society, by a Caledonian 
brickJayer— , 

Tb» OcfitcKlm^aol Great Mvlow, J>f # 
■ : For '8 AH GIN a A Coopss. to ., . « 

make soup for the poor 
peopl^ - 1 5s ^d 

j^on Mot *-^Ai a late sessions in, 
Yorkshire,^ ot)^ person asked ano- 
ther, if he kne^ the cause of Mr. 
Such^aq-one's leaving the bench 
after hearing ^ few causes ? ^ I am 
told/' said the other, ^ that he has 
' been seised with the gwt In his 
A«W.*'— « For heaven's sake," re-, 
joined, the eo^quirer, ^' when you 
mention it again^ cs^l it a Mic ; the 
-VPorid may mei^ suppose, especially. 
firom its happening at a (luarter 
Sessimif^ tbat^ has same guts in his 
ktoms* You may ado, that a. 
frimu&y physician certified so niuch.*' ^ 
T!hB phrases which occur in tiie 
dkcossions on th^ Uubn maybe 
parliamentary, but they ^mell not a 
fktle of Apothecaries' Hall. We 
hear of an^ f^/iW4>f Irish Mem* 
b^s; of a tiaflun of, ancient preju- 
dices ; of a sfirif of influence f — 
and some think tht; Peers may ioscA 
little bkodf 

The Grand Pacificator Will hav<J 
enough to do, if he can keep tli^ 
peace betweep the two Ladies wh6 
have the honour of bearing his 

Notwlthstahding aU* that has 
been said of the impropriety of th6 
female ^Tessxw win^pr, it is a proof 
of courage and :^r severance whicK 
fashion, seldom exhibits, and th^ 
laidies may 'now boast they have 
conquered tlie ^nemy, arid that th^ 
voeaiker is comitig round to their sys- 
tem / ■ , 

. The GerAism Co^m seem de^iv 
COtts to reverse eolnpletely the JEn-r 
giisb r^ime. . Here some people 
are fbo^ enpii^ clo say, that a» 
mnais bst wheftJie k^fiame* mar ^,^ 
riedt there a ttate-of maitimtt^ ia' 
prescribed, ibr the Archduke: 
Uharles, «s tfaeon^ meansof sav* 
ing his Highness. ^ 

? In a conversation kf ely between " 
a Volunteer and a Lady, the foi* 
lowmg dialogue took ^lace : 

£^.— You had a disagreeable 
'okt day, yesterday, for exercising. 
'Fbiwtteer. — Yes, Madam, but be- 
' ing[ inured to hardships, we brave all 
I danger lor the?" good of the country. 
Lady,'-^Maftured indeed ! ' 

N 2 Original 


Fea^t ofWit^^ or; Sprfsman's Hall* 

Original Anecdote ^ Garrtck.-^Xxi 
» a Fr^nah writer \ find the foUoWin^ 
anecdote of Garrick, told as a prow 
ttat he could not only, at will> re- 
present all pajsioru^ bdt all persons, \ 
. ** A woman * of, fashion, in Lon- 
Viop, had a great 'desire to procar^ 
i\\t portrait of a nobleman^ wiih 
■ whom she was In 'Iove,j but who 
Had a jSart^oUlar aversion to sit ibr 
his pidlure. She prevailed. ' upon 
Garrick (o notice the face of this 
5Lord; 'and so to poss^jess himself of 
jhis features, that the painted might 
easily design a faithful likeness 
through the medium of his horrawed 

*^ Ttiis was undertaken; and, 
after having ^udied every trait and 
gesture, arid each possible manner 
of giving them variety, till he was 
no-tonger Garrick— but, iwy Lwd-^ < 
the painter wis set to work ; and po 
succeeded, tf^at the portrait was 
Umiversally known for, the nobleman 
in qijestion: — who was. the first to 
express his astonishment. at so per- 
fedl a likeness ; being obtained witA- 
vutkis kh(nokJge—2LiiA who liberally 
rewarded the a6lor, and married the 
lady, in return for her love, and her' 

Curious Advertisement, ---^ , 

AfMil 12^ 1800^^ W. H--.~, 
whitesmitf), gardener, £shmonger^ 
schoolmaster, and watchman, teeth. 
drawn' oocamonatly, . shoemaker, 
chapel derk, crier of the toum, 
running fbotman,^ groom and organ 
blower, keeper • of the town hall^' 
leltei>caryief, fclrewer, winder of 
ihe town clock, toller of the eig^ 
o'clock bell, waiter and bill-poster, 
fire-bucket-m«nder to the Sak; 
mander fiffe-officjC* street- springer, 
assistant to the St^affordsh ire potter, 
fire-lighter to the dancing-master, 
'sheriff*s officer's deputy, ringer of 
th^ market bell, toll- taker to the 
bailiff of ^ the hundred, and keeper 
and deliverer pf the , fair standings 
-^returns his most gratefal acknow- 

ledgments to the itihabltantt ^ 
W- — ' and. its vicinity, for ^ 
many favours dready received,* afnd 
begs to assure than, th&t it shali be 
his constant study to merit Sieir pa* 

' rj* " A fashionable assprtoeni; 
of every* thing in- the above lines. 
— Country orders executed ^kK 
the greatest' punctiiaKty and dis*- 
patch.— An apprentice wanted » a 
genteel premium expected. 

* ^t* " Most money given for old 
leather." . ' • 

It is veryiweH that we are now 
thormghfy convinced that Ml'baiiing 
and coci-Jighiwg are for the komour 
and the religious interest of the na* 
tion! ^ 

A very notable instance of the 
latter occurred on the h&ifast^ddy. 
—At k market town in Cumber- 
landi the cock-pit is so near the 
churchy that the congregation as- 
sembled - oh that sdemri occasion^ 
were sometimes at a loss to hear the 
voice of the clergy man»- for the ob- 
streperous oaths whici^ accompa;^ 
nied this refined diversion— so well 
selected too, in point of time, 
' A man pat up his wife to ^e, 
^ about a fortnight ago, at Lancas- 
ter ; but the bidding not proving so 
brisk as he expectedt he bought her 
rn^ and thought that the business 
was ended. — ^"However, he ha« 
sincefound himself mistaken.— An 
active citizen^ in that department of 
the revenue, has /;7/«wei/bim, that 
pYevious notice ought to have been 
given to ttie «';c«Vtf /-^This circiim- 
stiance had not been recollected' by 
the disappointed )iusband ; but he 
holds his assailant at bay,' by threat- 
ening him with an ififor«mtion isi 

' The fashioii of the present tew 
carriages was invented, in order to 
facilitate /the communication be* 
tween Kent and Essex, by tiie tun- 
nel under the Thames. • 



{ »7 ) 

P O E T R Y. 

1 ■ ■ » 




ABDl.ll8lt> ANT SPOftTtNG 

THE Sun now climbs the Eastern hill ; 
Awake, toy Love, thine eyes un- 
close ;, 
Hark ! near our cot rhe limpid rill, 

Calls thee, soft-tin ktrog) from repose. 
The Lark is rous'iii Kcr speckled breast 
$6kn high above thy couch of rest. 
And on. the plain, the Hunter's cries 
Call echo, from tne tuisty skies. 
Awake, my .Love \ those glances meet— 
W^kh promise hours of blisses sweet I 

The dew-pearls' fall from e v'ry flow'r. 
See, how they glitter o*er the hcatli j 

AVhile balmy breathings HW the bow'r. 
Where LoVe* still sighs, with ioftcr 
breath ! 

'Tis time to wake, my Love j the day 

On silnny wing flies fast away ! 

Koon.wilt thy ruddy cheek annoy, • 

And evening's dews will damp om joy ; 

Then wake, jny Love, ai)d ope thine 
eyes, - 

As bright, as bluc| as summer skies? 

^€'11 hunt |he l^rag ; we'll chase the 

Boar ; 
. Thou shalt my Atalanta be ? . 
And'wheh the spo^rtive toil is o'er, 

Venus shall spatch a grace from thee ! 
Young Bacchu^ shall his ivy band 
Reoeive, from thy soft, snowy hand ; 
And Time his scythe aside shall fling. 
While rosy rapture stops his wing ! 
Then wake, my Love, the Sun his beam 
Psfyts golden, en the rapid stream. 

Thy check 'shall bloom, afs Hebe's fair, 
Thy lips shall moi^st with honey be j 

The Gracds shall entwine thy hair— 
The Loves shall weave a ^oe for thee ! 

Thy feet shaU bound ftcrots the ■waste. 
Like Daphne's by Apollo chas'd^-* ^ 
And e^ry breeze that round Ch^e blows 
Shall bring thee fragrance from the rose % 
Then come, my I4vt, the hour <fmpIo]r» 
No more in dreams, hut^ws^ing joy ! . 

♦ • ' • • ■ ■ ' ■ ■ 

I hear thy voice, I see ihose ocbs. 

At blue, a& brilliant, as the day ! 
Thy humid. IVp the d^w absorbs j 

It scents thy breath like op'ning May^ 
Upon thyjdinfipled chei^k.tbe bae 
Of Summer'.s blushing buds | vieW| 
And on thy. bosom's pojish'd glow, . 
The whiteness of the melting snow, * ^' 
Ah ! close thy eyes,, my ^ove^ xo me ' th«s! 


^npW AS in a little westtom tow« 

X An -ancient Maiden dwelt, 
Her name was Miss or Mistress 


■ R^solv'd a spinstet^ pure to be>»- * 
For soft delights her breast ne'er fett. 
Yet she had watchful cars and eyes 
For cv'ry gamesome neighbour ; 
And iiever did she cease to tabouf 
A tripping female to surprize. 

Miss-Debby had a parrot, wJio, 

If Fame speaks true. 

Could prate and tell what neighbours ^d. 

And yet the rogue was never chid ! 

Sometime he ta<k'd of roving sfwtmi 

Who wander'd from their quityt houKS} 

And sometimes how a giddy Mist 

Wou'd give the Iwist'rous 'Sc^uiire a ktss % 

But chiefly he was taught to Cry, 

" fTbo whb tbi Barm ff4 $ Oft /" 



P O fe T R Y. 

Thtt little joke Miss Debbf taught hn 
To vex a young and p^tty ncighboiiri 
Baty lor the scandal-sealou* labMir^ 

To shame she biov^^ht ^■— * 

Ar la^ if iM DeMff MR ««s floQitdi 
And bj her angry Bctghbeort Kouted ; 
For tho' the Spinster't wealth wat kaowiii 
Cold will not buy good wiU dbnt.— * 

She and her panot now were thought 
The tomMsu of their litdt aphoK i 

ir«, beciuae misdrievoMly tan|^ 
And sbi, beoute a Maid austere ; 
In shorty she thought it wise Co leave . 
A spo^ where none rtmabidj n grmn. 

Soon to a dbtaat town^ KMhor'd, 

Miss Dehh^'* gol4 a hmhand bo^ht s 
And all she had her parrot taught, 
Htrpansti iio# m nwre belov'd» 
Was^uite fcr gu tte u ; but, alas I 
As £iteiPiMiM'lMve it cone to pas»*~ 
Her Spouse was giv'n to jcahxis n^ 
For, both in perMin and in agf» 
He was tho ^urMCr of his love, 
.Ordain'd her utmd mif to prove ! 

One day eld Martin had bean out 

With flMrry friends to dine. 
And freely talking, hadnodeubt 

Beeit also il«r with wfaw. 
One ti&dy of aH the ^vanton gaf 

In the wholeparith, round, 

)iene like the Parson cou'dbe found 
IVhere a frail wifi Was in the way ; 

Aflother thought the Patsbn sure 
To will, the heart pf Mpr nmfit 
And w<2u'd have fieely picdg'd his life, 

Thar, young or «1^ or rich or poor, - 
Kane cou'd deny— - 
The m^ ef his laviiif eye. 

Martin «mit ^ome, wd all the night 
He dream'd of this strange tale ; 

And bkst his stars; with fond delight, 
Bh partner was not young, nor £niil I 

Kelt momiag jt the breakfast tabic. 

The Parrot, loud as he was able. 

Was beard lepeatedly to cry, 

<' H^UwHk tkt fsnut t0/d t Oft !" 

Old Martin listen'd and grew pale. 
The Partis then his story scream 'd. 

And Mistress Martin h«ard the tale,^ 
And much a^m'd she scem*d ; 

Htrje»lou$ tftm^ indigtuint rose, 
<« 9^ wkh tbi Farun t€^*'dr* he 

. SttHe say he quarral'd with hit bride. 
And came to blows I 

Day after dey, the OMtest dire 
A4igQiented> wish resistless ire^ 

And many a drubbtng Debby beoghty 

For miaduef she her nrrot taught* 

Tfaoi SUtiJtr tores against Its maketf 
And, if this moritl story reaches 
A Spinslar^ who her Parrot t each ca' 
I»et her a better taskporsae, 
Aad Acre the fetal vengeance view, 

Whieh, jare^i will in time o*trtak£ btr ! 


HENCE megrimSf hip, and mclas* 
Of blackest midnight bom. 
In Stygian tavt forlorn, 
'Midst gorgons, cheated ghosts^ and 
smodky fiends unholy ; 
But with rebus* catch» and pun. 
Humour's darling offspring, Fv v, 
Come^ thy c4p and belli display. 
On thy fiivourite April day ; 
Livdy imp, like great Su wa rrow , 
Here (o«day, and gone to-mprrow^ 
Scrawling with burnt cork or eoal 
Barber's scien(i(c Wall : 
Hither come, thou Jack-a-dandy, 
With thy bowl of salt andf brandy^ 
Over which we make grimaces. 
Startled at each ether's faces s 
Cocking eye at science pale. 
Pinning crackers to her cail ; 
Casting off grave reason's check* 

Cattini^ fbrtiine-reller's sneck-baod, 
Smdlikiogat the midnight hotir. 
Scholar through his wide-cradt*d. 

Come thou imp, devoid of grace^ 
Blairk the snoring Vicar's face, 
Tickliog with thy pointed straws 
His tremendous putple nose, 
- Then dreams he of tythe«pig'e tmiig 
Farrowing sows, and groaning ale^ 
Kow upon the village spire. 
With flaming eyes, and month o^ 

Let thy tumfp lanthom glare. 
Startling Cbdpole ao3 his mare | ' 
Or, regardless of her yells, ' 

Shoeing Tib with walaut-shells. 
While as she clatters o'er the house. 
Goody thinks all hell broke loose } 
But my little airy sprite, 
Keep humanity in sight i 
Let not comic vengeance fall 
On old Granny's apple-stall, 
Kor on back of web-bot fowl 
Tye the staring shivering owl i 



P b E T K Y. 


Lef not wantonnett ftisAil 
With tin-pot poor Rover's nil ; 
Toin n6t ifi tht world'^t n^^lea^ 
But the veteran 't seaft rei^eA» 
Pitying hts misfortunes various 1 
OWe thy Kilter to Belisariotts, 
Nor with malice svaiii thy glee | 
Theft I'll sp^ttdthe day #tch ?W. 


Stage*Coacbman between Oxford and Btr'> 
ininghaiB, wh^ ih his time had tra* 
veiled as many miles ti wtnild compass 

married in January, iSoQ» after a court- 
ship of twenty-six yearsy durifig which 
time his wife had been House-Keeper 
hi a'Gentledum's Fhknil|k 

HOW strange that be who^with tuclk 
Had plied his whip rhcu' WUt 
Should be fuU six«and-tw:^ty yfact 
lawAjfi^n^ up a^wifel 

Miles was he rij^tly call'd^ siuce he 
• Has travell'd many a roUe* 
Her lov*d idea west with hin^ 
But she jk^t bwic the while: 

Full fourteen times his nags and lie^ 

(So well he made them Stir), 
Had conipass'd the whole world about^ 

%*€{ he could compass her. 

Ye Oxford men»' while thus bis praiser 

A Cambridge quill relates. 
What 1. could net such ^ driver drive 

Some wit into your pates? 

This Miles' fame is passhg greiiit> 
As niany a town acknowledges ; 

So great that he with ease can leave^ 
Behind him all your colleges. 

Their try if ydu catt teach your Miles ' 

To rival Hobson's name, ' 
And then the road he drives may prove 

To you a road to Fafne. 


OVK life's a mere race, ia which all 
' have their Views, 

Where its onc^s chance to win, and an»* 

ther's to lose 5 
'Where oft whim, not njtrity procure a 
• gofkdhtr^ ' ^ ^ ' 

And sometimes 'tis fouad thtt the biter • 
is bit. 

The ««c8*course thfonig*d late mel the 

An^i^eKies moum^dr bets ran high; 

'Twas sport, 'twas gloriotts fun i 
'Sdeath! neck and neck they skimm'd 

so ncat^ 
'Tw^s Hambietpttfan won the hedt; 

The bets near two to oue. ' 

Yet Diamond too i^eem'd to fly ; 
Zounds ! with.Hrhat ease he p^ss'd hia ' 
by^ . 

Ten thottsadd^^Done, done, done: 
Such bettiiig then [ — Such glorious din; 
The race is his— rhe'll surely wjn !— ^ 

'Twas then the puVl begun : 
I'hey beat the wind, we lost 'em quitei 
Agam they darred into sight : 

HusM I. 'twas nobly rair. ' 

1 ■ ■•■1 

Stott, — Clear the course, was the cry; 
make room there ; don't you see they'iv 
comingf in t — a dead he^c for a huii'* 
^tA !— Then such a AdiSe a'nd hubbub 

Children prattling, phaetons rattfinigy 
Sportsmen betting, blick legs fretting, 
Ihroils a funning, cklg» ArunAing* 
Tripping, wbippingi dasi^g,splasl^lnf, 


Swearing, tearing, bairiHig', s<[ualling, 

. ' I 

Two to one, and nine, to four | 
Vou five huadred — you a soore-^ 
A thousand, d— jne ! — ^Twelve to ten— i 
I take you— Hloae— >«ad done again 1 
Spurs t6 sides the jock<i^ chip i 
Zounds I a mUiioa taa ra^« 

Httcsa--4hey«pass the winnbig^post 
I've wcMh-^Dh no 1 by Jove I've lost J 
How is it ? — ^'Sdeath !«-^s that the case } 
Yes>^HimbletomaQ fpoff tlte raoe ! 



SA:E7CH0, who used to be fed 
Wi(h- choice tit- bits and cnimbe ol ' » 
•( bread} ' 

And half-pick'd bones each day, 
Could never guess who was the cheat 
That robb'd him of his dinner meat^ 

And'adted such foul play. 

Ko pity could poor Sancho find« 

Vt fawn'd, he whisk'd his tail and wlilA*^ 

For food to fill his bclfy 1 
But nought avail'd his suppliant tbnesi 
Fof weekly still were piles of hopes 

Dittfttd int9 y^j, O. 




f ^ .0 E T R Y. 


Wh9^ tobfU cMrathg the Blrthtay «/ tf 
FrUndf cut her hand very dai^erfotljt 
tobicb bted cf^uilj. 

ON Festivals, in ac(cieni times, 
A$ Pagaa authors say, 
t The blood of hecatombs was $he4 
In honour of the day. - 

Vmt higher hot\ours arcordain'd 

Our festival to crown : 
Instead of >lpQd of viaims slain, 

LouijA.s^edsirr •fwii. • 

Blest is the youth, for whom your love 

This.purplc tide be*towM j 
' Yet stiil raprc. blest, could he obtain 
The heart from which, it flow'd^. 

J^o mare bis Birth-day ii«»>e*d .^cep 
Distinguish'd from the rest ; 

Each day would be a holiday, 

And ev*ry meal a feast. SECO . 

Do^lor Bos, riding out on ht« fierce R09- 

. ttante, 

(Indiairvcry rich) but gf flesh very scanty J 
Was a little alar-m'd,- through a leal for hi# 

Seeing Hodge crosi the toad with t. bar- 

. row of K^es» . 
Hip! Friend! rt^r'd the,Doaor, with &o 

little force, '■ • ' 
Prithee -set damn your barioWf^ -twiU 

s frighten my horse! 
Hodge IS qukkiy replied ai an Brskine or 

Oarrow, . ■ . ^ 

r«'rc adif^'d deal more Ukely ^o frigmcn 

my ha/rrew,'^ 


A Poem. 

NOR can the Muse. without a bhish 
How vfkreSf with buntertt share the sporti- 

man's heart. 
Blest be the maid, whose soft persuasive 

charms ' 
Can draw the sporting ideot to her arms! 

Good-sense, good-nature too, should 
fix the bouiids : 

Men should be mdi, not company for the 

Nor let o\ei*rbunder^* prai« b? ever sung, 

"When softer music flows from woman's 
tongue e 

A thousand ch^rme in Chaillotte»» bo- 
som swell : 

But thou art blest— young Sancbt pointe 
so wclU. 

"Women may charm,' and marriage-joys 
But a full covey — is tf gUrwut tight, ' 
tJnhappy women ! fvrsoch irros decreed! 
Merc i^orf*«tfJ!i*rc TTicre animah indeed. 

«, — ■ ■ ' ' ' ' ' ' — 


WITH a big bottle nose and an acre 
of chin, 
Hit whole physiognomy frightful as sin ; 
With^ahuge frixxled wig and triangular 
hat, ■ 

And a $nuff*bt$mear*d handkerchief tied 

. oyef that { ^ 

HORACE— Opt 22d,'B^oK 3d^ 



GUARDIAN Virgin of the grove. 
Who lovest o'er the hill to rovl. 
Who thrice invoked, nffordcst aid. ' 
To her that is in child-bed laid ; 
To thee I consecrate the pine, . 
Which o'er my cvilW hangs^a swine 
With Wod shall yearly stain this tree. 
Which 1 now consecrate to thee. 


SWEET was the NymphT lov*d, di- 
vine her air,' 
Her' cheek $ were purer than the blu^k 
of mora ; 
Fairer than Alpine inovs, her breasts to 
Look'd down upon the liliet white with 


Mild on my ear. her milky accents stole, 

^hich, promls*d ages of delicious love 5 
Her form with Grecian statues vied r her 
•Secm'd borrowM from some Saints that 
sang above. 
Thus Fancy rioted ; all wrapt in flames,^ 
I married, blest my stars, and went ta 
Possess'd, and next day found my won- 
d'rous Dame, 
*the veriest scold that ever wore a Bead, 

For any Card Alaker in theXtngdom. 

Bv W. N. H. 

HIS eard h cut-— long daya he Mhuffiid 
The game lit life— he deal$ as otbert do, 
.Though he by honours tells not iis a«>o«aC» 
When the last trump \%fUyd his^lrif** wHl 
count. - ^ 




O R. 




, And every other Dl VEHstoir' interesting to the " • 


I If 'I 

— <, 

For JUNE, 1800. 

Account of Ascot Heath Races 

Sporting Subjeds in the Exhibition 

of the Royal Academy . . - 

Law Case.— An assault - - - - 

A challenge - -, - 



- 103 


" A Poaching Tinker ----'- io8 

1 ^Wiltshire Critketing - - - ,- ibid 
^ Alt of Angling ------ 109 

' Great Diversity of Russian Horsjj^S iii 
:. ■Ocrroan Potations ^and Mode of Cele- 
brating Saints Days - - - - 1x4 

: Instance of complete Jockcyship - ii6 
Treatise >on Horsefr ' - •- • - 117 
Ciuelty t'j Horses • '* - - - 119 
Answer to A Poor Nortliumhriany 
,> .' respeAing the Cuckoo 

Patent granted to Mr. Caiman for 
' an artificial Frog - - - - - 

: EogUsh Horse Raees, and other 

Sports --------X2I 

' The Man with a. Black fi^ard--^ sin- . 
gular Character ----- 125 

; Boxmg 'Match at Lloyd's Coffee- 
house - - -«• .» -« 126 
Private Masquerade ----- ibid 

Ileportof a 'frial foi* seizing Pigeonry 

' ' Sporting Dogs> &c. for Rent - - 

Report of a Trial for Crim. Con. - 

Downfal of Hawkins and l/ridtr- 

wood, the dashing Swindlers * 

'Singular Instance of Instindl - - 

A Poaching, Miser - * i- - - 

A strange Case of Conscience^ and 

Point of Honour in a Murderer - 

Review of the" Volunteers in Hytle 

. Park 

Cricket Matches - -, -.- --iSS 




. - . - xao 


Pretended Miracle effeftcd by Gam- 
ing - - - 

Curious Mode of hunting Field Mice 
Feast of Wit ------- 

Sporting Intelligence • - . - . 

The Scenery of a Horse- Race - - 
The Granny Grey— «a Talc - - - 
Anacreontic Song/ by CapC. Morrke 
The Persian Tailor and his Pot 
Sir Simon Hodge ; or> The addi- 
tional Wrinkle 
Racing Calendar 








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[Embellished Vith a beautiful Engraving of TRA,VELLER, from a.Paint- 
. ing of Sartorius; and ah animated Etching of A HORSE RACE^ 
by Ho WIT.] 

jLpnBOtt X 


And ?old by J. NVheble, Warwick Square, Warwick Lane, near St. Paul's; 
C. Ch APPLE, 66, Pall-mal), opposite St. James's Place; J. Booth, Duke 
Street, Portland Place; John Hilton, at Newmarket; and by every 
Bookseller and Stationer in Great Britain and Ireland. 





WhI L£ the Qxif of G^imm has I«tel> become remarkable, m cdnseqaence 
of its frequent change of* Masters^ we are very opportunely promised, 
" A Description of the Game of Genoa;" a species' of gambling not 
hitherto described in any Book of Games extant in the English language. 
—We might congratulate our general readers upon the ingenuity of oar 
more learned Correspai)dent8» firom whom, it seems, nothing is locked up, 
that is to be found in any of the kuiguages of Europe. ' 

Any communication on the aubj^ of Sports and Games or any other sub- 

*' jecl refative tol)ur plan, thougli in any foreign tongue^ will be thankfully 
received by the Editors of the Sporting Maga:dAe- 

V£Ki\TOR from Chester, has otir thanks for his chara6ter of the Poaching 
Miser ; a charadter we know to have been real ; but he might have con- 
trived to have sent both his communications in one letter^ The Semoctt 
in Verse is trite and staJe. 

Anotbbk Odd Fish in our ne,xt^Dargerous Sporting with Female Virtueii 
&c. &c. 

Our next Number will also be ttiriched with an unique description ; vit* 
' an Account of an 4s'^iqiLtwral Ftte^ lately celebrated at Vevey, upon the 
Swiss Territory. At a period when the improvemei^ of AgricuiluFe is 
likely to be^^ome of more consequence to this country thaii its Commerce, 
Some of those who hg^ve the power, may not be averse to the introdudtioii 
of si4Bilaf meana of-conferrir^ effe^ and publicity t^ such public exhlb^ 
' tions, which happily combine arausemeht with national advanti^ec^ 

Th« Indian Game of Chess, from Sir W. Jones, is received. 

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1 1 1 1 I — ^i«i»j 

For JUNE 1800. 


^Traveller, i 

[^ heautiful Engrmving fy Scott, | 
yrom a Painting ^^Sakto&ius.] 

NOT being yet in possession of 
tiie pedigree and peribrm* 
mnces of this fBmous -horse, w^ have 
only to infoma our readers, that we 
shall take the first opportuiiity tliat 
p^^ents itself for an aropto pay- 
ment of ail that we are indebted 
to them on account of varioiM pedi* 
gD6e% &C. &c. 


»■■ > >■ 

Ascot RAC<Sy 1800b 

K«)l«it^»rand{ng' Ascc«t Races wiM, in 

■ coui-89» be fcported in osr .Calendar, we 

aevenbckM deem it proper here to give 

the following, description of the week's 

sport from tBepen of a Correspondent-^ 

ON Saturday, Tunc 21y/the races 
concluded, aUer one of the gay* 
cat -weeks ever seen there sihce 
the Great Oafli^nds was won by 
His Royal Highness the Prince of 
Wales.^— Disposed as the public 
gcnerally-'are to this annual scene of 
sporting exhilaration, it became of 
course much more attrading by the 
vicinity of the camps, which, it 
yill be readily conceived, added 
in no small degree to the splen* 
dour of the variegated groupe. 

The running -for the King's 100 
guineas for hunters on Tuesday, 
constituted a blaze of emulatioa 
between Mr. Ramsbottom, Gftf^e-^ 
ralG Wynne, Captain Batson, Mr. 
Smith, and' two others : the three 
former being equal iavourites for 
the plate, no betting ran in favour 
pf ^either. • The fir-jt heat was won 

by Mr. Smith> Ideating Captalq 
Batson by half a length, wiM> alsd 
contested tiie aecorxl heat with 
Mr. Ramsbottom*s Lark, and was 
ai^in beat, aixi llien dr^wn* T\m 
last heat was between Lark, Mr< 
Smith, and the Marquis of Don^ 
gal; and so w^U were the three in 
with each otlier at turning tbb 
King's Stand, that the bestjodges 
knew r not whkh to tstlLe ^ Jim 
fXMinds; near the befting-staoi^ 
Lark ^nd Goidiinch were tun> 
ning head ai^ headi when the 
latter swervfd (or rather. Mte^i) 
near twenty yards,, and aUhcKigh bt 
recovered bti lost gr^ouad consider)- . 
ably, yet it left Lark the winner 
by three or ib^ lengths^ Lark haa 
been since sold Mr. Jenner, whi 
is steward for,. Cardiff raoey# at 
which place he. i^' intended to xv£ 
on Wednesday se'amighL Mr^ 
Smith's Gddiii^tih wiU start for 
the sweepstakes at Stockbridgecm 
Tuesday, the frrs^ oi' July. . 

The three year old sweepstake^, 
of ten guhfieas each, twenty sub^ 
acribers, was won easy by LonJ 
Egrenaont's Precipitate coU, o6t ot* 
Tag, who ran second at Ej>som fck 
the IV'rby. The sweepstakes, . of 
ten gtiineas each, fV>r alt ages (one 
and twenty sub«;criherf,) wtfs wott 
by Mr. Lake's Sir Peter colt, (out 
of the yellow in-rire,) beating Fu» 
gelman, Vivaldi, Huaibug, &c. ;— - 
a circumstance tiiat raises li.s value, 
some Iiuftar^t/j in the estimation of 
the sporting world. Mr. Dash'* 
wood s Play or Pay, beat Mr. 
O 2 Whaley'* 


Sporting SubJeSls 9 lie, 

Whaley'^ Postboy, a Qiatch for 

Wednesday vyas a day of n^ 
stnaH dUappointment to the accu- 
paalated aggregate* Fugelman havr 
ing ei^er^, Lord Clermont's Carlo 
was drawn, and there was no race 
for the platp ; the day not affording 
^ny sport but a rnatch 9f>«<? /w/^; 
|)etw^en His Royal Highness the 
prince of Wales's Harry of Hiltpn, 
and Lord Clermont's Bobator. for 
my guineas^ which was Von by 
the formef. , 

1. Thursday was produftjve pf not 
only good sport, but hma fide inve- 
terate running, the competitors be- 
ing equajly stimulated by both hor 
pmr and ^r^^^V this conj unlive 
9pur to emmaiim afforded tliree ex - 
cellent. heats for the Yeomen 
PricJ^ers' plate, between Mr. Gos*- 
lull's Steady, by Balance, and Mr. 
ijBWp's St. George i(Iate the Duk^ 
pf 'Bedford's) which, after , much 
ftuduation of opinion and/very se- 
^^ere running, terminated in favour 
<?f the former,^ — The* same day 
«even were eptpred ibr the handi- 
•p^p plate of 50\,y but" upon Fur 
^elman's being annontioed ft)r the 
^ighth, four of the former' werfe 
{drawn, and the plate wpn at two 
iieats by F ugelmaki, • beating ' A gri - 
4cpla, Tunbridge, andOmen. 
. Friday, the threerye^r old plate 
^t tunfbr. 

The 50K for- all ages afFbjrded 
jjauch betting and excellent run- 
ping; the first heat was very ho^ 
|iestly, of pourse warrply, contested 
J)etwjeen fhe ^arquis of Donegars 
prey pilot and Lord Clermont's 
jparlp, being won f)y the former, 
Vvho severely disputeji tlie second 
jbeat with, ^nd was beat by Mr. 
Hemming's padet, a Welch horse, 
]by Soldier, when Lord plermpnt*s 
Carlo was fourth and drawn. The 
|hird heat, was excellent running 
}?ptween Grey Pilot arid Cadet, 
teirininating the r^ce and plate in 

favour of tlie latter ; Mr. Abbey's 
Comn^odore having run fi^uxlfa^ 
third and third. 

Saturday, eleven horses were 
entered for the Hand«ca{r pl^te of 
50l. of which ^from fear -of-,^each 
other's superiority) oiil^ five came 
to the post. Mr. Dash wood's 
play or Fay ; the D. of Queens- 
berry's Egnam; Mr. Lake's Sir 
Peter colt, out of Storace; Mr, 
Durand'sRamschoondr^l andCap- 
■ t^in Hay's- Omen, Favouritisn^ 
was almost out of the question, the 
most kntnving ones being iA doubt 
where to fix the certainty (with- 
out which they bet but little) ; the 
first heat was in the highest stile of 
inveterate opposition, and won by 
Omefi, beating Play or Pay by only 
half a head X ; The second heat. Rani- 
sclioopdra went ofilat score, and 
k^pt the Jead fiill sbc lengtiis for 
more than a mile and a hali^ whei^ 
they clustered, and came up the 
hill togcthfer, In turning the King's 
^tand, they might have been, ocy- 
ver^ with a sheet; thi^ was a 
very capital heat, and won by the 
neck only by the Sir Peter colt ! as 
was the third also, after $t very ex- 
cellent heat between th^ winne^^ 
Omen and Egham. • 

Lord Clermontfs Carlo "{jeat 
Lake's Fogram, a mile^ for hStj 
guineas, easy. 

The regular sport of the day was 
followed up by two 'camp-made 
matches, of fifty guineas each, 
amongst the officers, who, not re- 
jcolle^ing it was not the prpvince 
of their horses torun^ had undiink- 
ingly brought them out of their 
plenient^ where they literally soon 
ran to a voluntary ^ halt," or stand 
still. Suffice it io say, the gentle- 
men gave better proofs of Judg- 
ment in ridings than' their liorseS 
did of speed, ' Notwithstanding tlie 
pourse was generally cpvered with 
- the military, both on and off duty ; 
yer better order or discipline never 

Judgment agnhist Lord CTiarles Fitzrcy. 


¥ift» seen, hoff'a broif, wrangYiey oc 
fight was observed, or a noisy in- 
- stance of intoxjcation during the 
week. . The only . accidents that 
came: to our knowledge were, a 
horse laying upon a rough road, 
over the Heath, with a broken 
hfr ; and the shafts of a- chair 
snapped in .two, by the furor of a*. 
charioteering rustic, throwing out hiS' 
two female cora^mnions, who, luck- 
ily sustaining no injury, were soon 
upon their legs again, cheariully 
(and perhaps truly) exclaiming, 
*? Tliey were ready for another 


Sporting Subjects, &ci 
£t the Exhibition ^ iJic Royal Aca- 

f </<r/»y, 1800. 

[FVofxi misapprehension \tk the Printer 

last month, rbe numbers and subje^s 

. were only given, Without tl^'e names of 

" • the Artists j a matter so essential, that 

* iwee are iodu.oed to print the article 

again.] . ; 

• Koi 18. PORTRAITS of two 
XT horse?; — G. Garrard. 
' 42i Portrait « of a cow, the pro- 
perty of R: Dyott, Esq —J. Ward. 
4-5. Horses, cattle,^ and figures : 
evening-^Sir F: Bourgeois, R. A. 

* 32. Two chargers belonging to 
ihe Dukeof York— H. B. Chalon. 

* 102. Portrait of spaniels and a 
bittern — C. Catton. 

' HO A portrait of a horse — G, 

Garrard. ... 

- H3^. Thedecoy— W.R.Bigg,A. 

1 1 4. The ox who ,\yop /lie plate 
at Lyndhiirst races, going round a 
course nearly two miles in eight 
minutes — T. Gooch. , 
•' 136.' Adonis with his dogs, con 
dufted to the chase by love— B. 
West,R. A. . 

20K Diamond, by Highflyer, 
belonging to J. Cookson, Esq. with 
the portrait of Mr. Dennis Fitz* 
patrick — B. Marshal, H. 

219. Portrait of a honter—JiN. 


222. Hambletonian beating Dia- 
mond at NewmarkeL— G.Stubbs,A. 

2 1' J. Horses — E. Spilsbury. 

267. Porti-aits of Captain Rick- 
etls^ with his horse and hounds 
— B.Marshall, H. 

2S7. Portrait of Spider, an Irish 
horse, the property of John Bell, 
Esq.^ — G. Arnald. 

309. A vulture— h Northcote, 
R. A. 

SSa. Angling— J. De Fleury. 

399. The birds nest— J. De 

. .457- Partridges — W. Johnson, 
jun. H. 

5X\, Portrait of a lion in the 
Tower— J. Ward. 

5 1 S. Proserpine and Mercuryi 
horses, the property of Mr. J, 
Vaux — G. -Arnald. 

527. Cattle— G.Ainsiie,Esq.H- 

531. Portrait of a liorse — G. 
Garrard ^ 

590. A trout-rMasier T. KiU 
burn, H. 

613. A cat and a chicken— Ma** 
t;erT. K.ilburn,H. 

6'69. Deer— S. Hewitt. 
. 6k0. Deer— S. Hewitt; 

74<k Haipbletoiiian rubbing 
down-T-G. Slubbs, A. 

780.' A dundiver^ shot in Mell'f 
park, near Frorae, Somersetshire 
rr-R. P. Nodder. 

969. A bull— L. Oahagan.' 

1009. A lap-dog, (Marble.)— 
Hon. Mrs. Damer, H. 

1083, Fighting bulls, (Model.) 
— G Garrard. 

1091. A Norway elk pursued 
by wolves, (Model.) — G. Gari'ard» 

Lord Charles FrrzRov and 
Mr. Cook. 

WEDNESDAY June 18, Lord 
Charles ¥'\i2xoy appeared in 
the Comrt of Kin^'if Beiidi, to re-' 



Challenge, i^c. 

celve jadgment ibr an assault upon 
Mr. Wiuiam Wimper .Cooke, of 

. It appeared, from the affidavit 
of the piosecutof;, that the regi- 
ment of which Lord Charles was 
Major- G^eral was stationed at 
Ipswich in the month of August 
Ickst,. and that his Lordship came on 
1^ premises of the prosecutor's Ei- 
ther, who was a i^rmer^ in order 
t/» examine the coarse of a river 
that ran through them ; that the 
prosecutor informed him he liad no 
fight there, and some words en- 
sued ; Lord Charles t,oId him, if it 
\f;8A not been kx his being in his 
regimentals, he would have given 
Vixfy a dressing, but he would dome 
on some future day* in a brown or 
l^iue coat^ and treat him as he de- 
$erved. About a month after- 
wards the prosecutor was riding a 
]Hinting, and was met in a lane by 
Lord Oharie& and aisQther gentle- 
man : the former asked him if his 
same vva$ Cooke t. and uj>on his 
answering in the affirmative, said, 
t*, P — n you, get 'down, and I will 
fight you as long as"* I caii- see 
you :" and he rei^iinded hfin of 
his having been . impertinent, and 
desired* him to beg his pardon j this 
he refused to do. Lowi Charle* 
#ent away the gentleman who ac- 
companied hdm, and then aaid tp 
the prosecutor,- ^' You rocolle^l 
I tolci yo\x I would come in a 
Jbrtfwn gtr blue coat, and. now I 
have you alojie, I will give you a 
^ 4-rd good threshing.'' He fol- 
lowed up his threats with <«veral 
l^lows^. which the prosecutor ward- 
C?d off; and 1>€ stated, that he wi|s 
the better enabled so to do, from 
Kis having belonged to the volun- 
User cavalry, and learnt ih.e use of 
the broad sword ; he, howevei, re- 
ceived'a blow on his right, or sword 
aAii,. and aiwther on his breast, 
filler which, he. ro4e away.. Lord 

Charles exclaimed, ^ (Mi> oi% j^m- 

are off, are you ?** 

By the afhdavits of Lord Charles^ 
and several other persons, it further 
appeared that his Lordship, vrhea-, 
desired tkA t6 trespass on his pc&». 
mises, said he had. done no injary 
to his d— ^d fencesi" The othti 
replied, " D— n you^ if yon c€»ne 

to that — you are a d d pretty^ 

fellow, you may come in a green 
coat and be d«-— ^d ;*' and when. 
informed he was the General^ ob* 
served, thc^ whether he wras the 
General or the Devil^ he shoaidbe 
ready for him. Upon the wiiole^ 
it seemed, the farmer had behaved 
with a great deal of insolence to 
Lord Charles. 

Lord Charles was indi^led at the 
Quarter Sessions, and gave notice* 
he should plead guilty, but the pro- 
secutor removed the indi6hnent by 
certiorari tib the King's Bench. 

After Mr. Gibbs had been heard 
ibr the proeecutor^ and Mr. £r- 
skine for the defendant^ 

Mr. Justice Gross iantfsnted tbmt 
a gendeman of the defendant's 
rank and condition, who wae so 
deeply interested in the preserva-^ 
tion of the public, peace, should 
have violate it^ The Court, tak^ 
ing all the ciccumstaoces oif the case 
into considera^tion, adjudged hkn to 
pay a fine of 30l. and to be im- 
prisoned in the King's Bench tiH i% 

was discharged-r—T^c fj»® ^^^ 
immediately paid. 

I > w 

Ghallekge, &c. 

In former Magazines were given 
some parts of the Trial of ^lajor 
Armstrong ; and as the fbUow* 
ing is conne^ed with circum- 
stances that occurred thereon, we 
deem it interesting, and proper 
to be laid before our readers. 


' *' ■» ' 

Chatlengty '^t: 



:l:aiJET OF filVQS BBNCH, 

ju»« 20, 1800. 

MR. Erskine moved the Court 
lor a rule to shew c&use wh^ 
a criminal information should not 
be filed against M^or Armstrong, 
iome tiraeYmce of the llth regi- 
Bjwsnt of foot. The officer on who|p 
behalf he made, this application 
possessed -as much bra\^ery aiidta.- 
lent as any in the service of his 
Majesty. It was no other tliau 
Majjor General Coote : ^nd it 
would only be necessary to read a 
few lines of the General's aflidavit 
to obtain the objed of the present 
motion ; bat he was extremely de- 
sirous the public^. should be informed 
of what had induced ,this truly va- 
luable personage^ in whose behalf 
be then addressed thi? Courts to 
crave the protection of the Court. 
General Coote, had not only served 
his country ^with Ae higliest degree 
of reputation in the American 
war^ but had alsia held a distin- 

f;uished conftnand both in the West 
ndics and on the Continent, dur- 
ing the present contest, and was 
ffotrustea by government to con- 
duct the late expedition against 
Oitend. Notwithstanding the ad- 
versity of the weather, and many 
concurrent unfortunate circum- 
stances, which no, human prudence 
could possibly foresee or guard 
iijgainst, the object of the Expedi- 
tion'' was most completely ^pcom- 
plished, tliough the return of the 
troops engaged in it to this country 
was rendered impossible. A court 
martial had. been demanded by 
Captain Wilson of the royal artil; 
Jery, on the conduct of Major 
-Armstrong, who held a command 
in that expedition, and was granted, 
to try Major Armstrong on a charge 
of cowardice and desertion of his 
post ; of whicli, after a complete 
jnyestigation of his whole conduct, 
fee was acquitted. General CooLe 

on this occasion was called 4ipQn» m 
one of those present, to give hii 
testimony as to the transaflioii, ' 
without the smallest interferenco 
of hii> own, and ^ aduated/.by no 
personal resentment or th^ least €l^ 
5gie€; of malice against Major Arm- 
slrong, but he came there mereif 
a& an evidence^ Very soon oiieg: 
Major Armstrong was acquitt^ 
he sold his commission, ai\d a 
whole year elapsed before anjr 
thing further took place. At tbts 
end of that period, Major Ann*- 
strong sent a letter to Genera! 
Coote/which he duly received, and 
which was neady to the following 
purport : — *' Sir^ I should not have 
been thus long silent respe^tii^g tho 
attempt to injure my charader by ^ 
groundless prosecution, in w'hi^h 
you took a chief and a^ive part, 
had I not been particularly em- 
ployed in Ireland. As the charges 
were malicious in- the •extreme, 
and so framed as to destroy my for- 
tune, reputation and honour^ I tru«(b 
that, as an officer ^nd a gentleman, 
you will not refuse me such an apo- 
logy as I have right to ^xpea-.** 
To this letter the following ajnswer 
was returned by General Coote :— * 
'* Sir, I have to acknowledge the 
receipt' of your letter. The evi- 
^dence I gave on your trial was 
upon oath and according to my 
conscience, and, of course, explaint 
itself, without admitting of expla-- 
nation. As to what you charge 
me with, of taking an. ,a61ive part 
against you on that occasion, it 
must have arisen from gross misin- 
formation. 1 1 took no part what- 
ever in the business, further than I 
w^s obliged to do, in being called 
on tq give my evidence." Very 
soon after this. Major Armstrong 
sent General Coote- the following 
letter, vv^hich /Constitutes the ground 
of the present motion. — " Sir, i 
have had the honoyr of receiving 
your*s, aad cannot but e^^press my 



A Poaching Tinker — Wiltshire Cricketing. 

• < ■ 

'surprize, that you, as a gentleman, 
•should decline the acknowledgment 
of your error; audi feel tlie deep- 
est regret at your refusal to allay 
'thosck sensations which have been 
^wounded by your malicious evi- 
dencjes. I exped you will imme- 
diately appoint a . time and place 
'for our meeting, which I will take 
care to attend with pundiiality. 
Should you not consent to this 
mode ot adjustment, I shall take 
the first opportunity of addressing 
you in such a ma^nner as ' niy 
ivounded hotiour cannot fail t^ dic- 
tate.'* — Upon the receipt of this 
letter, said the learned counsel, 
this most' honourable and distin- 
guished officer had felt it to be his 
duty to make the present applica*- 
tion to the Court. 

Lord Kenyon said, the General 
was perfectly right in what he had 

JVfr. Erskine observed, that it 
*-was scarcely necessary to state, that 
General Coote swears 'he appre- 
hends the contents of this letter con- 
vey a challenge to fight a duel. 
His appeal to the Court is to shew 
the public, that if insults similar to 
the present are permitted with im-* 
punity, it is ihe fault of the {parties 
concerned, and not of the laws of 
the country. 

Lord Kenyon said, Thb Ijetter 
roost undoubtedly appears, on the 
first blush of it, to be a libel and a 
challenge, unless the writer can 
otherwise explain it^ There must 
be an end of public justice, if judges, 
^ jurors, or witnesses, were liable to 
be called to an account for what 
they did in their several capaci- 
ties.-^Rule grafted. 

Gooch, esq. oi^e o^ his Majesty'tf 
justices of the peace for Suffolk, 
in th^ penalty of fivei pounds, for 
poaching in the royalty of Richsurd 
Savage Lloyd, esq. at Peyton-halh 
It is hofJed that this example will 
operate as a warning to all persons 
of a similar description. The le- 
gislature, in enabling laws for the 
preservation ot game and fish, liad 
it not only in view to protect the 
property of individuals preserved 
by. them at a considerable expence, 
but to prevent tlie lower orders of 
society from wasting that time, 
whi<ib ought to be industrionsly 
employed in support of their fami- 
lies, in indolence and depredation. 
A poacher is universally an idle 
man, frequently becomes at smug- 
gler, and very o^en terminates his 
life at (he gallows. 



WEDNESDAY, J. ne 18th, 
James Kemball, thiker, was 
convided before Thomas Sherlock 

SEVERAL gentleman of West- 
bury, who have this season re- 
vived this noble game, having re- 
solved on a match, to be played 
near Bratton castle; accordingly 
sixteen gentlemen met there for the 
first time on Friday the 6th of June, 
to- commence the sport, when a 
game of two innings was contested 
between Thomas White^ esq. and 
George White, esq. each with 
seven other gentlemen, which ter- 
minated considerably in favour of 
the former. The diversion dis- 
played on this occasion having ex- 
lei ted much attention, and the coni- 
pany assembled appearing hrghl j 
gratified by the entertainment, it 
Was proposed to continue it ; and 
on Thursday the 12th, a more re- 
gular match was played between 
William Stump, esq. and a select 
party of ten gentlemen, and Wm, 
Budd, esq. aided by Mr. Pym and 
nine otlier gentlemen, which ended 
in favour of the former. 


# - 

Taylor* s Angling in all its Branches-. 

Anglik&in ALt itsBrakches 

By Samuel Taylor. 

' Small Odavo--See Title at full in 
. our last Number, page 86. 

XI N our lav Publicxtioo wc gave Mr. 
Taylor's «nieruihing Preface to hU 
book. We likewise gave in page 94, 
. the Author's instructions how to make 
. Hair-linesy choose Hooks, &c. This 
last we mention particularly, on accounc 
of the extraft being made without ac- 
knowledging that it was taken from 
Mr. Taylor's*booky a praAice we wish 
in all casts to avoidy well-knowing 
that a candid avowal of the sources 
from whence we derive our materials 
vill best entitle us to the good opmion 
of alt liberal-minded men.J 

Tb«k first part of Mr. Taylor's 
work is composed of— 

A list of the counties of England, 
AVALEf, and Scotland, in alpha- 
betical order ; the rivers and other wa- 
ters which they contain \ their rise, 
progress, and curiosities; together 
with those of Ireland ; the iisb that 
they produce, and tl^e parts best adapted 
for angling. — A description of the loclis 
or lakes ; noticing the number of 
islands that some of them eomprtsc, 
and distinguilhing those which are in- 
habited; the cause of the rivers ex- 
panding into these large waters, and 
afterwards sending forth other ri- 
vers ; with an account of the beautiful 
lake of Killamey. — In this part are in- 

, terspersed some curious and entertaining 
little' incidents which occurred to the 
Author in the course of his pastime of 
Angling ; with many other renuuks 
never before made public. 

Without trenching too much on 
Mr. Taylor's work, we shall at 
present only select from it his de- 
scription ^01 tlie following Coun- 



THIS county contains a num- 
ber of rivers, exclusive of 
lakes or meres. The principal are 
' the Eden, which is said to rise from 
Mowill-hili in Westmoreland, and 
runs on the north side of Carlisle 
into the Solway Firtii. The Pet- 
^ Vol. XVI. No. 93. 


terel runs on the east side, and th# 
Cauda, or Cawd, on the west) 
so that the city is almost sur* 
rounded with rivers. Tiie Der- 
went rises from the Derwent 
Mountains \ and, running through 
the middle of the county, fails into 
the Irish sea. Some have erroneously 
asserted, that in one or more of 
these rivers is taken tl^e delicious 
fish called Charr. This is a mis- 
take, however, which perhaps 
arises from a species of trout that 
is caught in the river Petterel^ 
about the size of the Charr, of 
nearly as fine a colour, and not ea- 
sily distinguishable in taste, parti- 
cularly when potted. I am per- 
suaded that the very singular sort 
j of fish called CJiarr is no where to 
be found in Great Britain, except 
in Winander-Mere in the county 
of Westmoreland, (and which di- 
vides it from Lancashire) Ulles- 
Water in this county) and a lak«r 
at Snowden in Wales. 

These riv^s^ es^ciatly the Derwent* 
produce excellent salmon^ salmon^trout^ 
trout ^ and various otfier sorts of fish \ 
so tfiat a person wh untUr stands the 
art of angling jnay al'UMysfind spoit 
in this county. 


Is well watered by several fin* 
rivers, and abundance ' of small 
streams. The principal rivers are, 
the Tamar, which separates this 
county from Cornwall, has its rise 
near Welcombe, and, running from 
north to south, becomes so. very 
large and so deep, for near two 
leagues before ' it opens into Ply- 
mouth Sound, that the Salmon 
have a secure retri^at in the salt 
water; the river iMime, which runs 
by Plymouth ; the Ax, near Axmiri- 
ster ; the Ex, which rises among the 
hills on the north side ot ihe comity, 
and, like the Tamar, begins within 
fiye miles of the sea^ runs to Tiver- 

P ton, 

Tayhr's Angling in aU its Sran^hes. 

fbti> ja§t below, wWcli it receivesf 
the small tivef Loman, arid^ keep- 
ing on its course to Exeter, falls 
tr\z6 the Chanhel. There are also 
the rivers , To\irridge g^nd Taw, 
both of which meet the ■ sea 
jiist beiow Bidefbrd and Barn- 
staple, forming one channel ; the 
Tavy, which runs by Tavistock; 
the Daft, which runs by King's 
Ware and Dartmouth; and the 

These rivers abound nvifh excellent 
Salmon and trout ^ and contuin untommM 
quantities of other fish^ nvhich ^ord 
"great diversi&n to the angler, I have 
tften angled near Exeter^ where I aU 
tMys Met *with good spvrt\ and have 
taken that much-eiteemid fi^h called 

At the latter end of August, 
te the year 1786, returning from 
Exeter to London, I had occasfon 
to stop at Honiton, a stage of six- 
teen miles, where 1 was accommo- 

• dated at the George Inn. The' 
ilcxt day Mr. Readstone (who 
Jtept the inn) antl I entered into 
ponversation upon anglings particu- 
larly fly-fishing for trout, when he 
pentioned a small river near the 
town which had been once famous 
ibr that species of fish, but was 
pow fallen into disrepute, on ac- 
jKjfUnl of tlie pivileges granted* of 
late years tp the freemen of Honi- 
jon to use whatever jftieans they 
pleased to take and .destrby the 
$sh ; so that tfaete were npt any 
tK> be taken by angling within 

* some miles of the town. I then 
fold him that I would take a walk 

' %o this water, as I could always 
find trout in a river wherein there 
«ver had been any. Upon com- 
ing to the river, 1 found it a very 
9mali stream, not sufficient to har- 
bour any iish in that part : but on 
fcilowing its course a little Way, 
I ^jon perceived (as I expeCled) 
the streams more rapid, and deeper 
Sfi many places^ occasioned by iit^ 

tie falls of water, and the bottomi 
her^ and there,fun of small craggy 
rocks, (which is generally the casa^ 
in small trout fiv^f»)f by which 
means the .fish are sheltered and 
preserved; it being impossiljUe, in 
such bottom^ totally to destroy 
them. '■ 

Being convinced (by the ob§er- 
vations just before stated, tcgethftr 
with the quality of the . water) 
that tliere were troijt \n the$e 
places, I began to angle with a 
favourite artiticial fly of my own 
making, with which, (in ^bout an 
hour and a half), I caught a fine 
dish of trout, some of them veiy 
large. The fish were afterwards 
shewn to several gentlemen whq 
were reputed tq be the best 
zinglers in the town, all' of whom 
expressed their astonishment at my 
success, a$ they had been out that 
and the preceding day^ Ixit couW 
not raise a single fish. This ' may 
serve as a convincing proof that 
\^'!['j few of the number of those 
who pretend to be good ^atiglen 
have much, if any,' knowledge of 
the nature of fish or theit halts ; 
for I had often, before thaC lime, 
met with similar success in several 
of th«se kinds of cwdemntd rivers^ 
in different parts of Great Bfitam 
and Ireland. 


The chief river of this county 
is the Severn, which is large an4 
beautiful, and for the length of its 
na\'igation, may be said to rival 
the Thames. It rises out of a 
mountain called Plinlimmon Hill in 
Montgomeryshire, and is capable 
of earrying large bargesi from 
liing-Road up to Pool- Quay in 
the sai4 county of Montgoaiery. It 
passeis by the principal towns of 
5hrewsbary, , (which -it surrounds 
in the form of a lK)rse-shoe), 
Bridgenorth, Bewdley, and the a- ^ 
ties of Wofcester and Gloucester ; 


I t • ■ 

Of eat Dwmii^of Russieit Horusi 


t^vhkk caaniy it ent^r^ st Ii{ti($ ab^v^ 
Towk^smry^ whsTe th^ tide fli>w$i 
aod frequentiy higher, R^hich .i$ $9i4 
k> be aiore than se^'^iHy 9>iJk^ 
£rom (he sea. It ihien pA««^ 
I^ewnhain, bt^low wbldb it r^fteo^ 
bles a sea, th« tkb rushing ^ wiih 
such ifnpatiH»ity fwhet) coo^fig. ifl^ 
that i<t rolb Ibur 'Or fn'Q 6;Qt high, 
and carries eiriery Ibing biefcri^H* 
Bui wbal ifi a&rmeii to be oiOre 
TemainkaWfi i&, th»i tbf; iidrs. «r0 
ixigihefitt^iie year^at tiie full roo^^ 
ftfid tbe next -year at the change i 
wad that in one year ihcs nig<k(t«ies 
<dce iiighrat, and the. im^ ih^ day 
ades. Tiiie rhwr at ia&t &iisinitf> 
the Brislcd Chauncl. Thene^are 
alootiie rtyie€6 Wy«, (which. pas«s6 
Chie|)sdiQ\v), SiEQtid, Av)Qfi, and 

• Tw^f if rwwj fiwinct plmly vf fine 
'^b io afird ^le an^ar gr>cat j/tott. 
'Ju iJu Smuimy. tiear Gluttcesfa'^ art 
taiati, lin ^mfisherjf^ Mhun/l(iace rffiae 
(juiiuBMj wibk \%vhich . tke Londim. wm^ 
rketS4ir€ chkfi^ supported. *; 


This comity is well walcrod l)y 
xiver.s, the principgil qif ^hitb.aP?, 

• the ^y^ jvbifih rises ftoia PUn- 
liflixoon Hill iu^Nppth Wales, an4 
has ,3, long .course, cuiming through 
Hettifiaid; Ross, .and many other 
pl^agL^s in this, couoty; the JLug, 
which pa^se;^ through Leominster ; 
JJbe At^ow, the Wopow, tljjtj 
Jcoiue^ and the Diifrin-Doe ; thp 
last of which is the only .fiver of 
tii^ x:punty that does not rise in 
Walps. \. ■ ■' ■ 

Thii.arfi excdknt rivers for sport I 
Aomndln^ 'j^ith salmon^ salmon- troUt^ 
•^■<^^,^/:^/i/^, and^alm^st every fithto- 
^p&cks ^' river fisL TJie Salmon, m 
-the Wye are remark^k for 'hing .hJ- 
w^s^md\ for .it is .uot tiwiim iliat a 
f^ fish 'j^as 4^^r Jjs^kcn out of. t)tat 

; .«W; and .tfie^r^ylftigs .in iiie Lw 
^^ Vffr^ firu^>as w^l ^ jhflfej^tt ttifi 


^ This' county may well boast of 
its rivers, by v^hich it is belter wa-. 
tered than most others; the cbi^f 
of these are, the Wye, whidj 
parts the county from Gloucester- 
shire, aixl runs by the town of * 
Monmouth till it joins the. Severn 2 
(he Monnow, or Mynow, which 
divides it from Herefordshire, anA 
running on the other side of Mon- 
mouth, joins the Wye J the Rum* 
ney,* which parts it from Glamor^ 
ganshire; and the IJsk, a beauti;;- 
Jul river, which enters tliis copnty 
a little above Abergavetiny, arij 
runs mostly sputbward till it fails 
into the Severn by the mouth pf 
the Ebwith ; whicli last runs on 
the western side of the county. 
Beside these, thfere are the rivers 
Trothy at Moflmouth, the Lug at 
Chepstow, Snd the Gavenny at 

j^ll these ' rivers iahowid 'wiiji fishy 
,and (iffwd excelliut" sporty as I'ia'Oe 
'often experienced, ' The salmon^ sat* 
• moTt- trout ^ 'troid^' a^d gf'^H^g} t^k^i, 
here^ are yer^fin'e^ exctpting onli t^f 
salmon ^Hhe usi^ which are but in- 
.different^ particularly from JJherga^ 
'venny upwards, ' ' ^' 

; N'. B.'TheLft^' is most noted 
Tor Grayling. 

{Jo ^e coiftimted.), . . / r 

^'1 1 1 

I f ■! I 

> "H/f^^ i juy 

.is'uhHwsjps, : V j 

^[Froep^JMi''' Xooke's Vievr of llie^BrUssiaA 


A.]Vj{or^ r.^mat^aBl9. and rn*^- 
re^tmg objed than a)inm<?n' 
'dampstip animals now inyitqs 
.pur altentioi?, the B"6Asts of 


y/hich tl^re is a great and curio i^s 
variety-.jn the Russian empire. 

XhViJTipst common as well as ll\e 
ippst jjaeft^ aiiim:jl qf this class is 



Greaf Dweristy of Russian Horses. 

the RORSE, a creature that by its ' 
strength and patient fortitude, un- ' 
der every region of heaven, wems 
destined to mitigate the effects of 
that curse whicli the levity of the 
first mortal is said to. have drawn 
down upon his whole posterity. 
With almost all the nations of the 
earth this animal is the plodding 
participator jn the labours of agri- 
culture, the faithful and bold com- 
panion in the sports of the 6 eld, 
and in the perils of war ; and m 
the refined nations of our quarter 
of the globe become indispensable 
to the purposes of convenience and 
luxury. The Russian empire pro^ 
duces and feeds great numbers of 
them; in the vast and fertile 
steppes, which human penury or 
avarice have not yet made tribu- 
lary, they still live in the primitive 
state of nature, in peijfcdl freedom ; 
«nd even among the Nomadic 
tribes, where they are collcded 
in whole troops, their servitude is 
as light as the slavery iti polished 
countries is commonly great. 
» . Id the proper Russian provinces 
this breed is so general, that we 
seldom see a peasant, however 
poor his condition, who does not 
tpossess a horse pr two; and, ex- 
cepting in the Ukraine, this animal 
is universally employed in the 
works of ihe fieldr It is somewhat 
Curious that the genuine Russian 
horse, iK)twithstanding the great 
diversity of climate, oi nurture, of 
attendance, of provender, &c. is 
"almost, every where uncommonly 
alike ; h^ve all ram-like heads, 
long and meagre neck, a broad 
breast, and are Very compa^. 
There are excellent runners among 
them ; they are indefatigable and 
hardy, but not handsome, and 
withal extremely obstinate atid shy. 
In several regions of tbfe empire 
this native race has been ennobled 
by foreign stallions, and the go- 
\^rnments of Mosco^ Tao)bQf,J^a'^ 

zan, Simbirsk, ^ith several oiher% 
produce large, beautiful, and strong 
fiorses. — Lithuania has Always sup- 
plied the cavalry with this ne- 
f^^ssAry ; a good kind of poney it 
found in the district of Archangel, 
and for their fleetness and lasting 
powers the Livonian nags are very 
famous, but the genuine breed of 
them b^ios to be scarce. 

The Tartarian horses are of .sodi 
known excellence, particularly tor 
the use of light cavalry, that this 
species needs here no farther de« 
scription. But the improvem^iti 
that have been made in Taonds 
in some of the studs by tlie com- 
mixture with 'l^urkish and Arabian 
horses, so as greatly to improve the 
nativQ breed, deserves to be parti- 
cularly noticed. The race which 
the Koizaks of the £uxine have 
introduced into the isle of Tamaa 
and along the river Kuban will hi 
excel the Tartarian. The Caucar 
skui horses. are but little inferior to 
the Arabian in regard of beauty, 
spirit, and docility, but the Bukha- 
rian pye- balls will dispute the palm 
with them in regard to the first of 
these^advantages. — To these most- 
ly native races, the catalogue of 
which might be easily lengthened, 
may still be added some foreign 
breeds, particularly the £>anish and 
English, the propagation of which 
is greatly attended to in the nu- 
merous studs belonging to the, 
crown, and in those of wealthy 

Among the Nomadic tribes the 
Kalmuks, Kirghises, and Baschkirs 
possess the greatest numbers of 
these animals doubly necessary to 
them in their rambling mode of 
life. The Kalmuk horses artf 
high, h'ght-limbed ; and, though 
not beautiful, are not of a disagree* 
able form. In point of fleetness 
they by no mmuis yield to aoy 
other species; but they- are not 
Serviceable as draught horses^ be- 
^ ing 

Great Diver sUf of Russian Horses. 


ixig defident in fiuce, ahd by far 
Coo fufious. Being accustomed 
only to gT^2^ opon. the steppes, it 
is not possible in general to suc- 
ceed with them without regular 
foddering, but it is difiScult to make 
them take to it ; and there is great 
hazard that, in proportion as their 
strength increases, their iUriousness 
should, also increase. There s^re 
Kalmuks who possess several thou- 
sand horses ; most of t|ie stallion - 
colts they make into geldings, but 
the stallions are never kept apart 
from the mares, that the proprietor 
may at no time be in want of 
milk. — The horses of the KirghL«:es 
difier but little from those of the 
Kalmuk% yet they are ' usually of 
somewhat higher growth. Also in 
impetuosity and neetness tliey are 
equal to the latter, and likewise 
accustomed to scrape up their fod- 
der the wliole winter through from 
under the snow. They are di* 
vided into troops by their owners, 
to each of which is assigned only 
one stallion^ who plays tlie shep- 
herd as if it were over his flock. — 
But among none of the Nomadic 
people are bred better and larger 
horses than by the Baschkirs, par- 
ticularly those who dwell eastward 
of the Ural along the river Iset. 
^be iK>bIe herbage of the steppes 
in these regions affords such en- 
"couragement to the breeding of 
. hofses, that many individuals 
^among the Baschkirs possess from 
two to four thousand of these ani- 
njals. The horses here are doubt- 
. less very fine, yet the excellent 
pastures would greatly improve 
their specie^, if these shepherds did 
not deprive the colts of the mare's 
milk which they convert into an 
intoxicating liquor, and if they 
were not too lazy to provide a 
sufiiqient winter provision of hay, 
as the poor beasts in spring, when 
the melted snow freezes again, are 
almost destitute of food. 

Amidst all this a^lu^ superflaitf 
whigh Russia possesses in horses, 
the importation of these animals 
yet forms no uoconsiderablc rubric 
in the custom house lists of the 
Baltic -ports. In St. I'etersburgb 
alone are brought in of them onnu* 
ally to the amount of 120,000 to 
1 :iO,000 rubles ; to what then may il 
not amount through the whole coun^ 
try ? If, liowever, only tlie half of 
them were adapted to improve the 
native breeds> this estimate would 
require no animadversion, as th^ 
benefit that might thus accrue to 
Russia would far outweigh the 
disadvantages arising from a lux- 
ury easily pardonable as proceed-* 
ing from a useful taste. * 

It would be difficult to point out 
a people th&t understand how to 
manage horses so well as t))e Rus- 
sians. Almost every boor is at 
once carter, driver, and horsemarv ; 
and the care of the post, as well 
as the vehicles for th^ purpose of 
conveyance, constitute a primary 
business and an important brancia 
of gain to the country people in 
most districts. In the commoa 
K ussian the love for his horse forma 
a curious^ contrast with his severity 
in the treatment of him. Accus- 
tomed himself to harsh demands, 
he never fails to make the same 
upon his horse, and in case of need 
to enforce them with unmerciful 
severity. The rapidity with wnich 
they trg^vel in Russia is become 
proverbial even in other countries ; 
but when we are informed that 
the post-stations here are very far 
asunder, and that it is exceedingly 
common to pass two or three 
of them with the same horses 
with unabated speed, we may rea- 
sonably be astonished at the stur- 
diness of the Russian horses, and 
the insensibility of their owners. 
In the hard works which usually 
fall to the lot of these smimals, 
their provender is often stsy scan-- 


Great Divtrslty of Breeding Horsts. 


ty, 'dixd on violent exertions in per- 
iwmmg a day's journey, a* bit of 
"black Tbread or a hard biscait is 
thehr only refreshment. But the 
Utissian fikewise knows how much 
fce can'pict \if>on his horse, without 
entirely exhau^tmg his strength, 
Wd tfie providing for his 'health 
and ^attendance h of the greater 
coiKequence to ilim, ai? firequently 
lie is the whole of his property. 

The cattle of the Komades con- 
ttsts chiefly in horses, as most of 
thieh- necessaries are supplied by 
^is animal. They obtain from 
ihem not only meat, milk, and 
cheeSe, tut «cven sphituOus liquor, 
skins for their clothing, sinews for 
sewing, &c. In these large droves 
the horses are mo^ly half- wild ; 
^ey keep together in troops, each 
erf" which having several mares 
under one, at least one paramount 
itallion, Vho seems the guardian 
snd proteflor of the whol? multi- 
tude, keeps the droves together, 
is attentive to every danger, noti- 
iies to them by nisighing ; and in 
"Case of ext^remity, while the drove 
press quietly together, goes forth 
toTneet the foe, and begins thefght 
\in defence of the company under 

' There are districts in Russia 
Vhere this serviceable species is 
even found wild; though proba- 
cy the horses running about' at 
iarrge in the DonSkoi, the Uralian, 
land'die 'Barabinzian stepj^es do not 
^fortn a peculiar race, but have 
Erisen from ftraycd stallions belong- 
ing to the pastoral nations, who 
?Jave either seduced single mares 
w whole droves, and propagated 
in the uninhabited wildernesses. 
In fheff prescript savage state, 
'though they resenifble on the whole 
the little Russian horses, yei they 
•have thicker heads, more pointed 
^ars, a short curly mane, and a 
•shorter tail. Their ordinary co- 
lour is light bay, others ajpe rare. 

They associate in bompanies fion 
fn>« to tweniy together, usually 
consisting of a femily of one sttdKon^ 
with stn'erai mares and colts. 
When the young male colts are 
grown tip, the old ^talhcm drives 
them fnrni the herd, who yet fol- 
lows them for ^mie time tffl they 
are strong enough to get themselves 
a retinue of jxrang mares. These 
wild horses keep the whole year 
rormd toihe wcll-watjered tnoun* 
tainous iieppes; hv^rriwter seeking 
their food on the heigfits -where this 
stormy winds .prevent the snotf 
from lying deep. From a5l the at- 
tcmptjs that nave hitherto been 
made, to tame them is utterly im- 
possible ; on being confined, they 
either eff«5t their escape, tar -starve 
themselves to death. Th-e Tar- 
tars and Kozaks therefore consid^ 
them in no oilier light than as ob- 
jedlis of *chase, and kill them for the 
sake of their flesh, which is a choice 
dish Tvith most of the Nonjadic 
tribfes. The diase of them, how- 
ever, is very difficult, as they -are 
rot only excessively •fleet,btrt fiave 
^vrthal so nice -a scent, thatt tinder 
the wind they can smell the men at 
the distance of several versts, and 
then immediately take to flight. 

German l^OTATioNs, and Mod* 
if celebrating Satnjs Days, 

A Correspondent who has sent 
us the following extract from 
il\^ travels of a gentleman, assureii 
us, that the latter saw the cere- 
mony praftic^d twice at Mentz in 
Germany, where he happened (9 
be for two years togetlier on e. 
Holy Thursday. 

^' This day, aftei; inomii^ 

service, and washii^g of feet, the 

. archbishop, the great canops, and 

all the other priests tliat serve 

the cathedral, go in proc^- 


German Potatlms MdMoJes of celehraimg Sm/Hs Days, i f ^ 

fibtt to a great haU} that is near 
the chfirch, -whidi they call the 
diapter-hoase, there to celebrate 
the supper. The jeqalars that are 
of rank, also enter. Great bencAes 
are placed round the haD, where 
the company seat themselves; in 
the midst is a great table, covered 
with a table-cloth, upon which are 
placed large cups, with other ves- 
sels foil of wine, and a vast quan- 
tity of great wafers, divided into 
pounds and half-pounds. The 
archbishop, arrayed in his pontifical 
habits, reads aloud the gospel, and 
blesses the bread and wine; hav- 
ing taken his part of the wafers, 
which is of two or three pounds, 
Because of his dignity, he goes and 
distributes to the rest^ one pound 
io every grand canon, and half a 
pound to the rest— this they begin 
io eat The archbishop in the 
uean time, takes the cup, or ra- 
ther it is held to him, white he 
drinks; for it is so large and so full 
of wine, that two of the canons 
Oan hardly support it. After he 
hath drank, he sends it round— they 
do not amuse themselves with tak- 
ing a little, but drinking in good 
aarnest, the greateft draughts they 
can : and there are some- of these 
German gentlemen who can drink 
a quart at a draught — so that the 
tup, big as it is, miist soon be filled 
anew. The wine must be of the 
best Rhenish ; and the officers of 
|>re cathedral have power to go and 
ehoose it that day, widi great cere- 
mony, in the elector's cellars. 
White the cup goes round, the mu- 
sicians strike up their notes, and 
fing, what the papists call Imfno- 
peria. The company, at first, were 
modest and cautious, but after the 
good v\^f!e began to display its 
tir4«iie, they became ibofeh and 
riotous; the cup circulates fwe 
times. My host owned he had 
drank «o Hoany 'quarts of vrine.** 


[ TrsnsiafeJfnm tht Frmdi]. 

A • more recent traveller in Ba* 
varia, gives the following singular 
description of the German mode of 
keeping Saints Days among the* 
peasantry in thatcountry. — "' Enter- 
ing an ale-house one day,** says he, 
" ^led with the fumes of tobacoo, 
and nearly stunned with the noisa 
of a parcel of drunken fellows, I 
was no sooner able- to see through 
them, than I discovered an Ecdesi- 
astic, whose habit was as muddy as 
that of any of his companions, lor 
so they seemed to me ; like them 
also, he had some cards in his hand) 
upon the playing of which, ha 
made the very table ^hakeui^der 
him. — I was at first shocked at the 
indecent language which the oxn* 
pany used indiscriminately toeadfr 
other, but I SQOU found this was 
no more than compliments among 
them. — Having drank about six 
pots of beer each of them, they 
called for brandy to take the raw- 
ness from the stomach, whicli they 
had scarcely swallowed, before 
dieir behaviour suflSciently indicated' 
a quarrelsome disposition— In fine, 
they soon proceeded to blows, and 
the endeavours of the priest to pa- 
cify them served only to increase 
their fury : one threw a pot, ano- 
ther a glass, while a third wrenched 
out the leg of a stool to knock 
down his adversary ; but while 
every thing seemed to threaten 
universal destrtkition, the prayer- 
beH was suddenly set a ringmg; 
and upon the priest's excbiming 
with a loud voice, ' say your pray- 
ers!' every one of them laying 
down his weapons, pulled off their 
hats and caps and kneeling dowHi 
seemed to apply themselves to 
their devotions with much attention. 
■ Yet, these being ended, they be- 
came more enraged 6ian belbr^ j 



Instances of Complete Jockeyshifi.^ 

the pots and glasses fiew in all di- 
rediohs ^ the priest got under the 
table, and the traveller left the 
loom with jthe utmost precipita- 
lion.'* . 

Iit&TANC£ OF Complete Joc- 


ABOUT the commencement 
of this month,- a singular 
horse- race vva&.performed at bheer- 
ness^ the bets were Jaid by some 
navskl gentlemen, that a blind horse 
«iid not go the course with a rider 
who was not to guide the r^ms 
withiiis hands ; the opposite party 
agreed to these restrictions, but the 
ajrtiul jockey cut the reins asunder, 
amd fastened the several parts to 
llis feet in the stirrups, and by that 
means guided the horse, and won 
the wager. 


[Bj a ei'in/Mfa Taylor in a*Stage Coach.] 

At the stated hour, this said 
4^dach left a certain large, commer- 
cial, town in this kingdom, from 
whence the proprietors engage to 
to carry you, n^cA-or-nothingj a great 
number -of miles in a very few 
bours :— not upon equal tevm^ it 
must be owned j — for although you 
may have the vikJe journey per- 
formed tor B, guinea^ it will cost you 
eighteen shillings^ if you have occa- 
sion only to travel a quarter of it. — 
This has nothing to do with the 
iuhenture*^Th& coach set off at 
the usual hour. There were tJaree 
passengers within^ and two without. 
Amongst the former was a gentle- 
n^^n who had ^ grown fat upon 
the earth." — That is to say ^ he was 
very rich, and in good keeping; — 
aiad was also very clever in many 
things ; — but he did not know how. 
tp piake a sfetica\ (Did not know 

how to DHike a spencer ! Ha I ha ! 
ha I) His original idea was cer* 
tainiy a good one. ^ it must be 
done (said he) by cutting oflf the 
skirts of a coaf — So far he wa» 
right \ but he had jechmcd mfhaut 
his host. He did notknoj^r that he 
might be alhwed to try the experi« 

Now it happened that one of the 
0j//j/V/# passengers had placed him- 
self upon the top of the coach; 
and, after jogging on a few miles, 
the skirt of his coat had descended 
sd low, that the extreme end of it 
came in contad with the coach win- 
dow. This was a sufficient hint to the 
inside passenger, who had still a 
hankering after ^the flesh-pots of 
Egypt;" still an affedion tor the 
cioihj which had so nicely covered 
his bones, and lined his pockets. » 
But it had unfortunately happened) 
that having relinquished his scissurt 
at the time he resigned his yardi' 
wandj he had nothing better than 
a knife to perform the operation 
with, and he had not cxiinpleted 
the separation of one of the 
skirts, when he was detected* Ai 
soon as the coach slopped at the 
next sta^e, tlie outside passenger 
delivered him the mutilated coat, 
and a bill of parcels, which the 
gentleman^ not a little surprized at 
the ad, (a|)d perhaps a little, awed 
by. the peremptory firmness with 
which payment was demanded) 
thought it was^the best w^ay to 
discharge. — There was some pnt' 
dence in this ; but not much vnsdm 
in what followed. At the time the 
gentleman paid for his froUcy 
gleam of comtbrt visited his mini 
in the shape of revenge \ and 
moment the coach stopped at 
next stage, assuming an "air 
gr^ at consequence, he ordered th< 
out-side passenger to go with hii 
to the Mayor. This he at first re 
fused I observing) that he was p^- 
fe6lly- satisfied; nevertheless, as tbel 
^ gentlemaal 

Treatise on Horses.^ 

• • • 

ll^ntleman had behaved so hand- 
somely to him, he had no objections to 
accompany him. They waited upon 

' the mayofj to whom the gentleman 
made — a sort of — a speech^ which 

. be' intended to be a complaint ;7-but 
which his worship declared he did 
not Hit Jerstand, ** But, pray, (said 
the mayor) where did this hap- 
pen ?" At such a place. •* My 
jurisdiction (continued he) is li- 
mited to this borough. I can take 
no cognizance of what happened 
thirty miles off : — It appears that 
without/a/^Xf//;/^ it, you have bought 
n coat^ and paid thafull value for k. 
The best advice 1 can give you is, 
lo prevail upon your friend^ if you 
can, to keep the affair vl secret ; for 
wherever the story is ioid^ jou will 
Se laughed at/* 

A Philosophical and Prac- 
tical Treatise on Horses, 
and on the moral Duties of 
Man tvwards the Brute Cre- 

(Continued from page 73 ) 


Thankful for the great portion of excelK nt 
information derived from Mr. Law- 
rence's book, we shall leave him for a 
■ few pages \ in ivhich, though he treats 
• on a siibjcdt highly iaieiesting to the 
public* yer, as not coming immdiatciy 
under opr plan, we Skhall pass it by, and 
avail ourselves of his sentiments 


I Can pretend (says Mr. Law- 
rence) to no other knowledge 
of managed horses, than that li 
jnited species which is derived 
from cursory reading, and occasi- 
onal slight observation. This art 
may, 1 think, be ^divided' into the 
grand and petit manege ; the for 
iner, or management of the great 
Vpl. XVi.--No. 9;?. ^ ^ 

horse, mtcnde'J purely for purpose^. 
of parade and shew ; the latter^ 
confined solely to the«///c of mili- 
tary taclics. 

The grand manege, consists in 
■^teaching a horse, already perfediy 
broke in the commeii way, certain 
artificial motions, thechief of which 
are callled, the Je^ra a Terra^ 
Dcmi'volt^ Corvef^ Capriole^ Crou^ 
pade^ Balotadt\ and the Step and 
Leap; which last is a motion 
compounded of three airs, namely, 
the Terra a Terra^ Corviit^ j^nd the 
Leap, by which tlie motion is 
finished. When a horse is perfect 
in all these, he is styled a fuii- 
dressed, or managed horse. 

The petit manege^ }s that drilling 
or training, by wiiich the . army-, 
riding-masters fit the horse for mili- 
tary service, in the ranks Tiie 
chief objects of it are, to set him 
upon his haunches, and make him 
rein well ; to give him a cadcnced 
pace J to teach liim to rein back, or 
retreat; to move side-ways, to stand 
fire, and to leap. — Alter these, a 
horse will soon become capable of 
all the necessary military evolu- 
tions. The common business of 
our town -riding -schools, is to teacli 
grown gentlemen and ladies, and to 
set ill- broken horses upon their 

It is well known, that the grand 
manege has becji long out of liishioii 
in this couiitry ; and fartlier, that it 
has for years past been upon the 
decline in e\erv other. I look upon 
it as a relicl oi' that superstition in 
all things, which is the charac- 
teristic of barbarous times. It is 
unnecessary to any good or useful 
purpose, because all such, whether 
of parade or business, may be fully 
answered bv the common, rati- 
onal, and uninjurious managcmenl: : 
whereas thc-re is alwa}s more or 
less cruelty practised in completing 
the fuli-dR'ssod horse ; _ such, lor- 

Q instance; 


Trfatise on Horses, fcfr. 

instance, sis severe whippings, the 
meaning of which the horse cannot 
possibly copi prebend, and which 
are therefore unnatural and illegiti 
Qiate measures \ tne labour and ir 
iritatioD aiso, are excessive, and af- 
ler ail, the natural paces of the 
horse are spoiled, and he is ren- 
dered unfit for CQipmon bufiness ; 
the only compensation for which is, 
that he has learned sundry harle- 
quin tricks ; two oi^ them are, to 
skip like a goat, and kick up be- 
)iind like an ass. 

U h vexatious in tlie extreme, 
to read the diredion:; of the old 
}taliaD writers, for teaching the 
horse tbejr different manceuvres. 
I Their method of learning him to 
^arkcy or kick up behind, (a trick, 
I should conceive, much more pra- 
]bable to be attended with mischief^ 
than either pleasure or profit^ was 
^s follows : — the rider sat spurring 
and (.urbing his horse, whilst one 
,cr ipdre persops on loot were, with 
^quai wisdom, employed in whip* 
ping pr beating him behind with 
|:ods; apcl tliis hopeful discipline 
was daily repeated, either abroad, 
JOr in the stable, until he could 
yariey forsooth. 

^ I lately saw in a stable- ride, 
what appeared to me to be a fo- 
reign horse, aged and thoroughly 
panaged. He wasi in the hands 
p£ tvvQ fellows, one of whom held 
him by a very sharp and powerful 
curb, Sometimes forcing him to 
stand still, at others permitting htm 
to canter up and down, while the 
pther whipped him continually with 
jail bis force under the flanks and 
ibre-arms, and in all the tenderest 
parts of his body. Tp n^J astpr 
i)ishment, the generous ^nimal, air 
though darting fire froip his eyes 
and nostrils, received all this cruel 
fiiscipline without die smallest at> 
tempt at resistance, and even with 
a goo4*natured resignation, which 
9eei«e4 the result yf inculcated 

duty. What wofuld I have given 
at tiie instant to see the scoundreh 
receive five hundred a- piece at 

i the halbert, from the arms of 
able and willing operators* 

The great length of time, which 
is full tt)ree years, before a horse 
becomes peifeclly managed, and 
the consequent large expence, must 
necessarily operate with e0ed 
against tnis iashiou* There is, 
moreover, an objection proper to 
this country. I am assur^ by pro- 
feasors, that English horses are im- 
patient under the discipline of the 
gr^nd manege, indeed, insuscepti- 
ble of being very highly dressed 
Not having yet degenerated, but 
partaking of that freedom of soul. 
Nvnich once distinguished English- 
men, they think foul scorn of those 
unnatural ^hackles at which feeling, 

, instindt, and reason revolt. Even 
the brute mind arms and revolts 
against tyranny, and horses, as well 
as men, are easiest governed by 
the plain and gentle methods of 
common sense and obvious use- 
Every military gentleman, I 

, must suppose, has perused with 
due attention, the excellent and 
truly practical treatise of my Lord 
Pembroke upon the breaking and 
management of horses for military 
service ; there is also another book, 
lately published, intituled, ** Rules 
and Regulations for the Cavalr)', 
by order," &c. which I just men- 
tion, lest it may have escaped the 
notice or the memory of those in- 
terested therein. 

With resped to troop-horses, 
our heavy cavalry are much im- 
proved in lightness and adlivity 
within the last half century ; but 
a farther improvement in the same 
line will most probably take place. 
1 have consulted pnany gentlemen 
who have seen service, both in the 
present and former wars, who, af- 
ter making due allowance for the 
formidable weight ot. those heavy 


Cruelty to Horses. 


Jiofses, m Ifce charge, still seem to 
incline upon the whole to acknow- 
ledge the superior utility of more 
adlive and speedy cattle. For 
my part, utterly inexperienced as 
I'ani, and as I hope ever shall be 
in this bloody business^ I cannot 
see how superior adivity, and su- 
perior ability to carry weight, can 
■possibly be less formidable, in any 
respect, than mere bulk. But k 
inay be safely averred, that 
good well-shaped, half-bred horses, 
would beat the present race of 
lieaVy troop-horses, at twenty and 
five-and-twenly stone, by miles ' 
in an hour. They wduld also get 
through deep and difficult coun- 
tries with much more expedition 
and ease to themselves, than heavy 
cart-bred cattle, whose own weight 
and laborious method of progres- 
sion, must be irfj pediments, in- 
creasing in proportion to the bad- 
ness of the joads. It would not 
be possible, at present, I well 
know, to find a sufficient number 
of that ^pecifes of horses to which 
1 allude, for the public service ; 
hat the case may be altered 
^hereafter, when the heavy black 
locusts shall have been supersecjed 
hy a Jighter, more active, and 
more useful race. 

[We have to remark, that since the 
pubiication of Mr^ Lawrence's book, atl 
the horses of the heavy -dragoons, except ' 
ingthe Roya) Horse Guaids, and the Blues, 
"bave adopted the plan of docking their 
horses, leaving them n»g-tail$, the same 
>i the. lighi-hor«e,— the regiments are 
likewise conformable ro Mr. Lawrence's 
opinion, getting into the choice of lighter 

Cruelty to Horses. 

theim dropped doWn, when the 
brutal wretch who had the care of 
tbem, beating the poor animal 
about the head with^a thick stic4c 
'till he excited the resentment of 
the spedators, and being appre- 
hensive of the consequences, he 
terminated the creatures existence 
by })lunging a knife' into his 

ON Friday, May 29, 1 SOO, as four 
horses were heading along Pic- 
cadilly to a sbttgJiter-hou^e, one of 

The following case of crnfeftji, 
was lately proved on oath by Lord 
Robert Seymour, before the ma- 
gistrates in Bow -street — 

Lord Robert Seymour stated^ 
'■ that he saw, ih Oxford-road, a 
coachman from his box unmerci- 
fully whipj:)ing two half-starved 
and perfectly exhausted horses, 
which were endeavouring to dravj- 
from the channel an empty hack- 
ney-coach. The driver, aifler ; so 
treating the horses, got down, 
from his box, and seizing the neat 
or left-hand horse, beat him for a 
consi(ierable tinve with the butt- 
fsnd of his whip; he then pro- 
ceeded to Ithe right-hand, or off 
horse, the outer shoulder of which 
was perfedly raw and excoriated^ 
(exposing a sort of pipe^hole In its 
center, which hole he apprehends 
had been created by a rowel : the 
coachman then proceeded to punciiL 
repeatedly the raw surface of the 
shoulder, and deliberately 'vs'orked 
the butt- end of the whip into the 
said rowel or pipe-hole." 

His Lordship intreated him to 
desist, reminding him of the utter 
incapacity on the part of the horses 
to move. The coachmjan's reply 
was, " if he, his Lordship, interfered 
any' farther on the part of the 
horses, he would kill them with a 
knife he had in his pockef.*' \ 

It is much to be wished, that » 
law could be passed to protect 
horses and other animals from sud> 
diabolical wretches. 




126 On the Cuckoo — Patent for an Ariificial Frog, 


A short time since, when the 
busbandman of a gentleman in 
Devonshire, who had the feeding 
of six or eight working horses, yvas 
requested, by an under servant, to 
let him have corn lor the horses in 
the morning, before iie set out on 
his Ordinary business, — which was 
partly to survey the grounds, and 
partly to moisten his day with any 
good fellow he happeixed to meet 
vuith. — This, Mr. Husbandman re- 
fused; because it was too early 
to feed them, and he should return 
in half an hour.'- It happened, 
lowever, that lUlling in with a jolly 
companion, they eiidea\oured to 
forget tile prevailing scarcity^ and 
l)e leektl liome about ten o'clock 
at night, not in the least aifecled 
with the \ougfast the poor horses 
had been compelled to submit to. — 
The gentleman being soon after 
made acquainted with the circum- 
stance, locked . up iiis husbandman, 
^-let him have the opportunity to 
experience the siveets of twenty^ 
four hours fasting, — and then dis- 
charged him 

- _ I ■ ' - - — -■ ■ ■ - ^ - 

To tie Editor tf tke Sporting 


I Take the liberty to correct a 
mistake made by your corres- 
pondent, who signs himself A poor 
Northumbrian^ (see last Mag. page 
80) in his remarks on the hatching 
of cuckoos. That he is perfedly 
accurate in his statement of th$ 
fads that came under his observa- 
tion, I liave not tiic least reason to 
doubt; but his error proceeds from 
l)is having mistaken tlie fern-owl 
or goat- sucker (caprittutlgus Euro- , 
p^us of Linnaeus) lor the cUckoo. 
This bird (the Icrn-owl) when on 
the wing especially, bears some re- 
semblance to ti)e cuckoo i and 1 

can readily conceive^ a person 
Height mistake the one for the 
other ; but in its habits and gene- 
ral charader it differs very materi- 
ally. For a full description of this 
bird, I refer your correspondent to 
the British Zoology of the late in- 
genious Thomas Pennant, Esq. 

A Ibndness lor the study of na- 
ture has induced me, since Mr. 
Jenner published his observations, 
to pay attention to the natural his- 
tory of the cuckoo in particular, in 
order to be the more fully con- 
vinced of the very curious lads re- 
lated by Mr. Jenner in his history 
of that most singular bird. The 
result of my enquiries has been 
highly satisfadory, in'aifording me 
several opportunities of being an 
eye-witness to the cuckoo's depo- 
siting her Qgg m the nest of the 
hedge-sparrow, and the young 
cuckoo's dislodging the young spar- 
row's ; and it A poor NGrt/tumbriau 
will be attentive in his future oh« 
servatibns, he may convince himself 
of his present error, aqd of thq 
truth of my assertiojiis. I remain 
your's, &c. W. D. 

New Pai«nt to Mr. EdwaAo 
Coleman, for an A&tiii* * 
ciAL Frog. 

A Patent was granted to Mr. 
Edward Coleman, (professor 
at the Veterinary College), for ^n 
artificial Frog, which being ap- 
phed to the natural frog of horses' 
feet, will effedually prevent con«< 
traded hoofs^ thrushes, and can- 
ker. . 

This frog may be made of any 
tough and hard mateiial, such a* 
wood, horn, or leatlier ; but, in ge- 
neralj hon is -preferable, in order 
to fix and remove the artificial frog 
with ease, the toe of the iron frog 
extends under the toe of the «boe, 
which prevents the frog from slip- 
ping /oj;>vard& ; and io prevent iu 



English Horse Races y and other Sjiorti. 


/. aaovuig backwards or sideways, a 
•teel spring is fitted into an irregut- 
lar groove in the iron frog, and 
.fixed under the heels of the slioe^. 
To give greater steadiness to this 
application, a leather strap passes 
through a. hple in the heel of tlie 
frog, and buckles rpund the hoof. 

Observations, -—III the vyhole of 
the art of farriery,, there S4ib- 
jdft of more importance than the 
.diseases of the foot, and the me- 
thod of shoeing the best calculated 
for the ease and securfly of the 
animal. It was formerly the cus- 
.torn almost universally, ^nd is still 
to in many part% tq cut away a 
great part of^ the . crown of the 
hoof, the ' frog, ar>d bars ; and 
to apply a very thick heavy shoe in 
order to render the hoof broader and 
handsomer, and the tread of the 
horse more secure. , But the con- 
trary effe6l produced by this inju- 

, dicious method, has been ^lly 
pointed out by Clark of Edinr 
purgh, Colqman, ^nd others : for, 
by cutting away, the frog, which is 
the natural support lo the center 
of the hoof, weakening the bars, 
and using high-h.e«led sho^s, (he 
whole weight of the animal is 
thrown on the anterior edge or 
xrrown of the hoof, which often 
thereby, becoines inflamed, and 
ibrms very troublesome sores, dif- 
ficult to cure. The frog likewise 
being kept off the ground losfes its 
ratural hrmness of texture, especi- 
ally when the animal is kept stand- 
ing on litter in hot stables, and be- 
comes soft, spongy, very prone to 
julceration ; and ^ihus, runniaig 
thrushes, cankers^ ancj other sores 
of the foot, are produced, by which 

'pi any fine horses are jiretrievably 
spoiled for the saddle. To re- 
p^edy this inconvenience, ^nd to 
keep a proper pressure on the cen- 
ter of the hoof where the frog has 
been injured, ^the contrivance of 
the paienlee is offered to thi^* pub- 

lic, .and certainly it is a subje^ 
that merits attention iirota all those^ 
who are concerned in this noble 

Candid strifturcs on Mr. Coleman's 
invention^ shaU have doc constdemtiony 
and - find a place in the .Sporting Maga<« 


t ■ 

English Horse Yiaa^tSy and other 

{Described by a French Anthor.] 

__ < 

THE Book, entituled « The 
Tour to London, or New Ob-r 
servations upon, England," by 
Monsieur Gro'ssley is, perhaps, the 
most ' entertaining ■ of any extant 
upon a similar subje6t. * The ibl- 
lowing is a faithful extradl — 

" Cock-fighting and horse-races,'- 
sars he, *'are carried to a pitch, 
of onaduess, by waging great sums 
of money ; many persons of Ibr- 
tune ruin th^iselves hy tjiqse 
pleasures, of w^hich, I had a spe* 
cicaen at Epsom, where a consider- 
able number of the inhabitants of 
London, and all the neighbouring 
gentry were assemjiled on the oc- 
casion, — I saw with the utmost 
astonishment,liq^rgreatly the spec- 
tators of all ranks seemed to in- 
terest themselves in cock-fights, 
which after all, are no more than 
childrens play. 

" Horse-races are more in*. 
teresting to mep ; and especially 
to men, who, like the English, have. 
a great fondness for these animals, 
study /die ir constitutions, and, in a: 
manner live with them. The 
taste for horse-races made ancient 
Greece illustrious : it was onte of 
the chief subjects handled by their, 
greatest poets : it made- a capital 
article in those festivals, that con- 
tributed to give that superiority of 
knowledge and valour to Greece,: 

. ■ by 


English Horse' Races and oiher Sports. 

ty Which it was so long distsm- 
Jguished tfom the rest of Europe. • 
' ** The course at Epsom is m the 
midst of downs, intersedled by 
three hills in parallel lines : in -the 
vales between these hills^ the 
champtona entered the list. Se- 
veral of ^ the spectators came in 

4 coaches, whnJi, witheot t^ lea^ 
t>tt8tleor depute about precedency, 
were arranged in three or four 
lines, on the first of those hills : 
and, on the top of all, was a scaf- 
folding for the judges, who were 
to decree the prize. This scaf- 
fbldipg was the goal, which bound*' 
ed the race \ and the starting-post 
was at the head of the outer vale 
of the second hill : four horses, 
startiiig from thence, ran in this 
vale about the length of a mile, 
turned round h^ the next hill, to 
the height of the starting-post, and, 
iat length, reached the hill, on which 
stands the scaffolding; where he, 
tibat came in first, was declared the 
vi^r. The prize is not adjudged 
tttl afler tliree heats ; and to him 
enly, who has won two out of 
three : if he be so successful as to 
win the two first, the third is dis- 
pensed with, which was what hap- 
pened at the race, where I W2ts a 

• ** There are neither lists nor bar- 
riers at these races : the horses run 
in the midst of the crowd, wh6 

. leaves only a space sufficient for 
them to pass through ; at the same 
time, encouraging them by gestures 
and load shouts. The vidor, when 
he has arrived at the goal, finds it 
a difiicuk matter to disengage him- 
•elf from the crowd, who congra- 
tulate, caress, and embrace him, 
with an effusion of heart, which it 
is, not easy to form an idea of, 
without having seen it. 

* The deference to the, vi6lors 
is not confined to these transient 
homages. All the houses of coun- 
try gentlemcDi all the inns^ are 

lined with piflnres of horses, paint- 
ed or engraved, in various attitudes 
of strength or agility, with an ac- 
count of tlie victories they have 
won, their names, those of fl\& joc- 
keys by whom they were trained; 
in fine, those of the noHemen to 
whom they belong, and from whom 
they met with an the care and ten- 
der treatment, tiiat iavonrite drfl- 
dren can expeft from a parent. 

** {jo great was the crowd, which 
covered the place where die horses' 
ran, that I couH not sec them, 
except, upon the ridge of the se- 
cond Wll, They kept upon the 
full ftretch, without rising t>r dart- 
ing forward ; and appeared to me 
to resemble wooden horses, that 
had been -fixed in full stretch, upon 
the rim of a great horizontal cir- 
cle, moving round ujx)n its axis, 
with the utmost rapidity imagin- 

** These rate -horses resembling, 
in this respc^, many persons oftne* 
'fit, do hot shew tlieir worth by their 
outward appearance ; they are 
quite gaunt and meagre ; and the 
auk ward manner of stretdaing out 
their necks deprives them of att 
thetr beauty, the princijial of which, 
in a horse is, to hold its head in a 
graceful attitude. 

** This breed of horses famishes 
the English racers, so highly es- 
teemed. The preservation and 
multiplication of them is owing to 
laws, enaded by Henry VIII ; and 
to prizes, established in different 
parts of England, for the vidlori at 
races : in short, this breed of horses 
is the same thing, with respe6t to 
that species ()f animals, as gladi- 
ators were, with regard* to the hu- 
man species, amongst the ancient 
Greeks and Romans. ~ 

'* These races are not like those 
of Barbary horses at Rome, and in 
other cities of Itaf)'. Each race- 
horse is rid by a jockey, who is, 
generally speaking, only a common 


English Horse Races and other Sfiort^. 


fLTOom^ that has no^ the- least share ' 
m the honour of the vi6lory : this 
is divided between the horse and 
the owner. The horses are some- 
times mounted at races by noble- 
men, who are willing to run the 
risk. They are less exposed to the 
danger of fallings bruising them- 
selves, or dislocating a limb, as hap- 
pened to a young nobleman at his 
nrst race at Newmarket, than to 
be deprived of respiration, by- the 
velocity of the motion. In order 
^o cut the air, the groom, who is 
almost totally inclined upon the 
neck of the horse, holds the handle 
of the whip fixed before him, or 
shakes it belbre his mouth. ' 

" Before the race begins, the 
iockey, the saddle, and whole fur- 
liituic of the horse, are weighed 
in presence of the judges; and 
care is taken, that ail the horses, 
admitted to run, be equally loaden. 
" Victory is often dua to the 
knowledge, which the jockey has 
of his horse ; and to the direction, 
which he gives him, by spurring 
him forward, or managing him pro- 
perly. In the two heats, which 
decided the prize at Epsom, the 
horse, whidi first reached tlie goal, 
was outstripped when 1 saw him 
Upon the eminence. 

** The English in general have 
a degree of friendship and affec- 
tion tor horses, wiiich few men shew 
^ven to their own species. They 
seldom or never strike them ; and 
the long switch, which coachmen 
and carmen carry in their hands,, is 
irather to dired them by sigps than 
by blows : tliey seldoin even speak 
tb them, except with a g^iie and 
i^ect iqnate ton e o 1 voice;. 

*' The horses of gentlemen of 
iurtune, both in tpwn and country, , 
generally speakings die in the sta- 
ble, where they were born : they 
ajre treated like old friends, who, 
^hen advanced in years, are^ taken 
^^e oi^ in coii&i4^t^ioa fpr past 

services. There are few^, seldom^ 
any, but good horses to be seen in 
London : even the hackney CQach7 
men have tolerable good cattle* 
Bat it is the operation of shoeing 
them, especially in the country,,, 
tliat the care taken of these ani- 
mals most eminently displays itselfl. 
A farmer goes with his horse to a 
farrier, ties it lengthwise to a ring^ 
caresses it, takes off his coat, puts 
it upon the-Jiead of the beast, in 
such a manner as to cover its eyes^ 
and, holding it by the head,, conti- 
nues to talk to it, and caress it, a» 
long as the operation lasts. The 
farrier shews as much teitderness 
for the beast as his master ; he 
soothes the horse, speaks to him, 
lifts his foot gently , from the 
ground; and, after having given 
the leg and thigh a motion oi rota- 
tion, which made me think, at first, 
that he was going to set a dislocated 
limb, he held the foot with one 
hand, and, without the least emo- 
tion, performed the , operation with 
the other. This ' tender, treatment 
renders horses both tractable arid 
friends to men : the ardour and fire, 
with which they are animated, do 
not in the least diminish their gen- 
tleness of temper. During the 
session of parliament, I ^aw, with« 
pleasure, in Westminster, amidtit a. 
number of the finest horses in 
England, crowds of children play- 
ing with the dumb animals, and the 
latter returning their caresses, to 
the great satista6lion of the cpach- 
men. During the long sittings of 
the house, they are seen diverting 
themselves, pawing the ground, as 
if they wanted to gather up some- 
thing, and performing this motion 
with all the slyness and nimblenesi 
of a cat. 

" The shops of farriers are not 
known in England by the travise^ 
which gives so much torture to un- 
ruly hor^s : the gentleness of those 
ol England ponders tiiis unneces- 


1 ' - 

English Horse Race,s and other Sports. 

skry. None are lied up within 
the shop, bat those that make a 
difficulty to submit to the opera- 

^ The tenderness of the English 
for their horses does not prevent 
them from making them work 
Lard : the* Htde, and sometimes 
the great gallop, is their favourite 
and most usual pace. I have, 
-with astonishment, seen horses, that 
galloped in this manner, stopped 
m tlie middle of a journey by tiieir 
riders, at every place where there 
was water to drink ; rivers, streams, 
fountains ; all are alike to them. 
In places where water is- scarce, 
the want of it is supplied by great 
troughs, which publicans keep at 
their doors : there the riders stop ; 
and, when the horses have drunk, 
pay their , reckoning. The same 
conducl is observed, even with re- 
gard to post-horses* When they 
are come to their journey *s end, 
covered all over with sweat, they 
go to a brook to quench their 
tiiirst, if there be one near them ; 
or drink out of great troughs, 
which are always kept full on their 
account. The EngHsh affirm, that 
this in part restores their exhausted 
powers ; and none of those incon- 
.veniencies happen, which are so 
jnudi dreaded in other countries. 

** In a word, when we consider 
the manner, in which the English 
treat their horses, and in which 
diey live with them, if I may be 
allowed the expression, one would 
J)e inclined to think, that they had 
travelled with Gidliver t^ the coun- 
try of the Houynhnms ; and that 
they had brought from thence all 
those sentiments of esteem and af- 
fc*€lion, which Gulliver entertained 
for those gentlemen. Dr. Swift was 
under no necessity to leave Ireland, 
to«go in quest of the country of the 
Houynhnms, if what we are told 
by the author of Les Delices de la 
Grand Bretagne be true, " That 
such of the Irish, a$ are still in the 

state of pure nature, are so fond df 
their horses, that, when any one 
mentions them, they would always ^ 
have him add, God preserve thedi ; 
or spit upon them, if they happen 
to be present : as they have a no- 
tion, that otherwise they will he- 
seized with some disorder. They 
are likewise of opinion, that the 
way to preserve their life and 
health is, not to suffer their neigh- 
bours to come to their iiouses ibr 

** Though the English are so 
fond of horse?, they haver not the 
least tenderness for asses. It is 
custonjary with them to deprive 
these animab'of the chief orna- 
ment, which they have received 
from nature : they cut 4>flr their 
ears close to their heads, which 
ffives them the oddest and most 
ludicrous appearance imaginable. 
A worthy clergyman preached to 
no purpose in^ his village against 
this prad^ice. He mustered up aH 
the arguments, tliat had been made 
use of against the pradice of mas- 
querades, which were then to- 
lerated in England ; and he had 
demonstrated, that it was not 
lawful for man to alter and disfigure 
the work of God. 

•* The English are as fond of 
riding as the Italians areofrpusic. 
It rouses tliem, it prevents^ sus- 
pends, and removes the effe6is of 
melancholy upon the constitution : 
it is an habitual want, and a neces- 
sary remedy. They chiefly have 
recourse to this remedy by hunting. 

" When they are upon the chase, 
they ride across inclosed fgrounds, 
infersedted and fenced by ditches: 
horses leap these ditches, where 
they are lowest ; in ca^e they hap- 
pen to be equally high througlioot 
the whole extent of an inclosure, 
they approach the entrance, which 
is shut by a bar-gate, or moving- 
frame five {^Gt long, and at least 
lour feQt high : all the huntsmen 
leap it in a file, and sometimes two 

' The Man ^ifj^ a Bli^tk Beard^ a Smptlar -QimraSler. ^.2.5 

' 'Sn n te^ea^t. The £Dgl*^h jj^dies, 
yrixQ are ^r/esit huntresses fi^r some 
pF th^ re^^ns which I . have jl^id 
, feefore the re^wier^ leap over this 
fraoae Jikjewise, thoagh they sit 
sideways upon their horses. X^if 
maaner of riding they find highly 
.conunodious, deriving it frona A^v/^ 
of Luxembourg, consprt to Jci?\g 
Rkhard.ihe Second, vvho^e ^xp^- 
f>iejcaused it. to be introduc;ed a§ 
ihe moat decent m^nper of ridiog 
for woraeo : -thus ^ipoupted, they 
rtravei long journeys, upon ,a sjnsir-t 

" Coaches produce, upoiii the 
jiaveiiient of London,, theeffed of 
^ hard trot ; t4iis is the rudest.shak- 
ing, which ,roecha4iism can invent. 
•Th45 pavement .is so had 5 tlie 
Jiorses run wijth such impetuosity^ 
where ih^y meet with no ^bar- 
d'assmentor^obstacjief ^nd c^riages 
' /drag on^o heavily, ^here th« pas- 
sages are obstructed, .that the beat 
jQoach mak/Bs as ru^ibling ^ uoj^ 
05 ;theJieayy.caDts which ^huicher^ 
jboys driviB.aDOut the streets of Piir 
4is> Even in walking, the En.- 
i^lish fOxert themselves wjth muob 
^bc same violeoce, whether it Jl?e 
in .tjie «tFeet,.o£ in a.g^den." 

(To he continued.) '"• 



inbe Man with, a Black Beaud; 

-tf SfNCtFLAR Char ACT E/R.- 

TJHE .man with a hlack htar,^^ 
wlio has been lately noticed 
in .this and oiher paperb, as bestow - 
iii}g money in great profusion at 
Witney, Reading, &c,, &c. is a 
jRaiive and inhabitant of King> 
■CJiffe, in the county of Northamp- 
ton. Hi^ name is Dahiny or Z)^(z- 
€m, and his occupation a pedlar in 
wooden ware, the ,ro;inufat'^uring 
of which^ is the chief employment 
of thelabouring^poorin that p^ish, 
^hich being situate on the confines 
0f Rockingham JFore&t, its jnha- 

1 „bij[a^8 have an^opportunity of qI^- 
taining the.raw'materiats at an easy 
. ra^e. -r- Dal;in> motto is — r *' Buy 
cheap and sell dear,^] And by ad- 
vjihcing money .to the poor people 
Jjeforehand, and ihen ikying at hi* 
own pticci^ and aftenyajcds hawk" 
irjg the gopds about the , kingdom, 
he and a ^ster of his have saved a 
', considjer&bje property. 

This .^ster lately died, and 1^ 
.him $ibput-two thoasan$l pounds in 
hard cash ; and it is supposed that 
this sudden accession of fortune has 
had a violent effe6l on his mind, 
which before was not of the. most 
rational cast-; for he.. has vfaei^ iii 
the habit for many y«arsx)f fancy- 
ing himself a Jew;, and to bq tb® 
real Messiah J and hence Uie sin-' 
gulafity ot his beard, and bis at- 
tention to 'the wants of the ppdr^ 
whom Jiowever he treated, before, 
hislast departure from Clific, with 
so much ecoentridtyjj that they 
were in o great mQasureidetero^ 
at last from making amplication. To 
•spme'he' gave ^^^q or ten guin^s 
a^pieCe^ to others, -five shillings or 
haif-^-guinea ; to others nothing ; 
and sonie he beat severely with. a 
<?udgel 'for troubling him With.tiieir 
petitions, : 

The woman who now accompa- 
nies Inm is : -another man's vrife^ 
wHh v^^teom aiid a boy he quitted 
Ch% a few months ago. and took 
with him three asses, laden with 
wooden ware.— He has a landed 
estate in Ciiffe, which he has left^ 
entirely uncultivated. — The writer 
of the above article adds, as .the 
poor man may probably live to 
want the means of ^ubsistance, it 
would a^ of charity, if .^]ime 
Magistrate were to interpose, and 
send him back to his habitation^ 
before his money is all lavish^ 
away. On our part, though WQ 
hope ihe man will never come to 
. want, yet vye trust the mad fit of 
doix^ l^pod virill co(ltiQM^ a Jit- 

R U« 


6 Boxtni Match— Private MfisqiieraJe. 


tic longer, for the «ikc of the 

When this man wai giving away 
money to the poor of Henley, the 
clergyman of a neighbouring vil- 

, lage told him \X the distress of 
some of his poor parishioners, 
hinted at the same time how much 

" good he would do by visiting them, 
and administering to their wants.— 
^ By no means," .aid the man of 
■fcharity, •' I cannot think of de- 
priving you of the satisfa^m of do- 
ing that yourself ^ 
,1 - 1 — ' I - '■ • 

BoxiKG Match at Lloyd's 
Co7rcK-Hous« : 

Took place on hit Majesty 't Bfitb-dayi 
between Mr. W— r and Mr. L-r-n. 

THE CcMDubaUnts difiered about 
the insurance of a ship, when 
the Mter gave the fonn^r something 
Jike the Hi \ on which Mr, W — r re- 
torted by a bye blow cni that promi- 

' neat feature of the iac^ called the 

. m$€! Mr.L — nretuniedthecompU- 
ment with % great rapidity, when a 

. ling was formed, and a regular 
/irr-ito comtnenced. Vi6tofy was for 
some time doubtful, th^ blows oh 
botlt^des Having been put in with 
great vigour and «0i(^. Some 

. vgentlemen, howevei^ equated by 
humanity, and ashamed of such a 
barbarous spcHacU in so respe6lable 
an assemblage, separated the Mer^ 
cantile Buffers, who had beateii each 
other most unmercifully ibr up- 
wards of five miimtes. Should a 
Gazette Extraordinary be published 
of this adlion, it will be found,' Uiat 
Mr. W— r has lost a twth, .and 
that Mr. L— n has got a black 

Private MAsaut&ADB. 

THE humour and naivette, 
with which these characters 
lu'e traced out, takour principal mo- 

tive for preserving a^ account of 
Mrs. Walker's Masqued Ball in lh« 
Sporting Magazine* As we arc 
by no means servile imitators of 
tm newspapers, we have the more 
aversion against copying their co- 
lumns, lately crowded with accounts 
of a Rout at' Mrs. Sach-a-one*8, 
Mrs. What-d'yc-cail-her's Gala— 
and Madam Thing a- my 's Ball: 
a pradice, which giving a false 
consequence to tnany, instead of' 
innocent mirth^ may tend to pro- 
mote that baneful luxury, which 
must end in sorrow : yet, as there 
is an exception ^n the present in- 
stance, our readers are intbrmed, 
that on the* evening of Monday, 
May 26, Mrs. Walker opened her 
house, the comer of Stanhope- 
street, for the reception of masks. 

About eleven o*clock the com- 
pany began to assemble, and were 
received at the entrance by a band 
of musicians, dressed in therar/vM^ 
of the night, who played several 
charming airs*' After a stri^ and 
necessarily minute examination of 
the tickets, the masks were con- 
dudted up stairs, the ballustrades of 
which' were concealed by. foliage 
and flowers, into a suite of apart- 
ments decorated with every orna- 
ment that the most exquisite ^nor 
could imagine. The floors, both 
above and below wercr all chalked 
in various devices, and from the 
cornices were suspended wreaftj^ 
of flowers^ interspersed with vari- 
egated lamps. 

The chara6lers were almost, 
without exception, admirably well 
dressed, and many were supported 
with great ability and success. The 
famjy-dresses 'of the ladies were 
distinguislied for their elegance, as 
well as a profusion of pearls and 
jewels, which Was doubtless in- 
tended as a compliment to their 
amiable hostess ; and when tliey 
unmasked towards three o'clock" in 
the morning, there was a display 
of beauty never exceeded in any 


Private Masquerade. 

AMcmbly. The Prince of Wales 
Wore a grey silk , domino, with a 
deep lace Tringed cape^ and ; ac- 
companied during the whole of the 
evening Mrs. Fitzherbert, who 
was in a blue dress of tlie same 
kind. Mrs. Walker wore a black 
laee cloak over her habits and her 
hair' povered with an elegant net- 
ling of gold. ' Her pleasantry and 
good humour easily discoverediier, 
as well as her attenti(>ns to her 
company^ and her inquisitiveness to 
discover thei^*— Six hundred, vi- 
sitors attended. 

The Dancing began at eleven, 
and was opened by '^ 

. Lord Milsington ana the Coun- 
tess of Mexboxough ; Mr. Shirley 
and Lady Georgina Gordon; Lord 
Brook and Miss Maxwell. 

The firiit dance was the fa- 
vourite '* DeHl among thexTaylor*sP^ 
and the bail cpncluded about five 
with tlje medley of ** Cameron's goi- 
k{s Wife again?* The band, whii^h 
consisted of twenty-five musical 
insiruments/ was under the able 
diredion of Gow, and emitted the 
xxuist exh^iirating strains. 

About' foir o'clock, a c<^d colla- 
tion was served in &ur' different 
supper-ixx>ms belpw stairs, from 
which, the company did not retire 
till «ix. The Mmqmaders exerted 
tJiemselves with the happiest effed; 
and characteristic repartee kept the 
company in a flow of good-humour 
UH the late hour of departure. 

Colonel O'KeUy represented an 
Old Soldier as a candidate ibr Chel 
-sea Hospital. His dress was quite 
in charter, apd he '' shouldered 
his crutch,' and shewed how fields 
were woiiy w^h much effedl ;" he 
also mounted guard atone of the 
^pper-roon>5, and stood sentinel tiU 
every straggler had departed. 

Lady Shuldam personated a Spin- 
lung Girl, dressed witlt much taster 
and simplicity. 


Lady E. PaIL^^)d the Coontett 
of Besiburougb charafterized ^iwif 
and appeared lovely enough to. 
warm the breast of* an Anc£6ret« 
Lady Palk was dressed in the. 
rpbes, beads, cros^» &c. of the Prin- 
cess Elizabeth of France* 

Lady Robert Fits^erald' £d 
great justice to the paft of a Gr#* 
ciott Girl. ' 

Lord ,R. Fitzgerald, though a 
Jtfur, paid ihis respeds to the Imm 
with a very good grace* ^ 

Lady L Manners entered iiito 
the pertness of a FiUe dc Ghamhre 
very happily. 

Mrs. Drummond Smith lodged 
so very lovely as a Quaker^ that we 
fear the emotions she expited were 
not purely j^/r/>Ka/. 

Lord Milsington, as Jemmy 
. JumpSy took measure oP the ladies 
with much apparent satisfa^oit... 

Mr. Newbolt and Mr, Morse> 
though ihey wished to be Clowns, 
could not shake off the appWance 
o^Gentlemenl . . ' > 

Lady Campbell, as the chaste 
Diana^ shone with the mostfks* 
cinating radiance. 

Mrs. Arthur Stqnhope sported a 
charaGter, which we believed forgot 
in the tonish circles, an Old W\f 


General Tarleton, as a Fisher- 

angled for the Gudgeons most 

patiently, and met with a hitese- 

veral times in the course of the 


Several other chambers were 
admirably personated^ though a 
Bond-street lounger acquitted him- 
self rather poorly as a Saikr ; and 
9k -Watchman made so much noise 
with his tongue, that his rattle was 
useless. Mr. Walker, ais a Hntse- 
Maid^ appeared by no means anxi* 
ous for his company to irusJi 6ff^ 
. A Jean Debty was admiiibfy 
stuffed^ quilted, ilnd puckered 
about the collar and sleeves, whil^ 
the skirts of \u$ coat were cut away 

R2 wii 


12% Trial/or Seizing Pigeons^ SfiM^g Dogs, &fr. 

^ith gf^at ' edonomy and ta»itle. 
We heard it was Mr. Sk^ff-gi-n^ 
bnt think itwas a mistake* • 

The Marquis of JLome wore a 
Hij^Und 4ress, and Lord Holland 
aSpaimsfa hatv A Bad Poet was 
very satirical upon one of his fra- 
tfcroity,^hose portrait he had con- 
verted into a caricature mask^ dnd 
whose verses he recited witli a 
^eat deal oF buinour. He said 
he was Writing Odes to Boetes, and 
a panegyric upon the Great Bear, 

We wefe not able to discover 
the owner of a large cocked-hat 
and two faces. This Janus gave 
the company no peace. 

Thei^e w^r^ regiments of yetvs, 
with their old ckwiths-bags and 
pedlar-boxes. One might have 
thought one's self in Duke's-piace, 
fkoih their dialed and' their perti- 
nacity. Catawba- Indians y Peruvians,- 
f^irgzfis df the Sun^ W'idozt^s of 
Malahar^ Luctetias, and Qtopatrasy 
were the mob of the night. The 
Duchess of G — n, with her daugh-* 
lersj and Mis^ F-rd-e, formed a 
grodpe of- Pilgrims^ but were 
scarcely distinguishable among the 
Cata'Oam pefibrming the same pious 

Mr. Sheridan, jun. and another 
gentleman, were very happy as a 
couple of Cwn/ry Bun^kins ^cwi of 

J lace. They oflferedfheir services to 
ews, Friars^ and Vestds ; and, we 
beli^^^e, focind employment at 

XAST. , 

To conclude— -(o theyr^^^rry j the 
fmblitity and effeU of these private 
ainusementS) a standing objediotl' 
is presented in 'the too strong con- 
trastj (ybtmded by the absolute fa- 
Biine adiong the lower orders. 
This is the more to be lamented 
since even the Quaker-made soup^ 
tliough as poor and meagre as their 
own souls, is no longer tq be had 
in the metropolis.— In fine, the 
lip|>er ranks seeni to have changed 
md solid hospitality ^ ^ 

Old England^ for the frivOHtysfid 
dissipation of France, which -pre- 
ceded the late Revolution. 

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Report of a Trial for 
Seizing Pigeons, Sporting* 
Dogs, &c. for Rent, 

Iff Wit Coapc of King's BeDeh, May 30. 


bishop V, VALE. 

tae ancient iind 

MR. Gibbs said, this a6tion 
was brought by the plaintiff, 
who Was a dealer in all sorts Xi{ 
cucipus birds, &c. against the de-^ 
fendant, who was his^ landlord, un- 
der the following circum<><ances •— 
The plahitifF being in arrear of ond 
quarter's rent, the landlord dis- 
trained all his live-stock, whicK 
only sold for lOl. 1 2s. which was 
no more than sufficient i^ satisfy 
the quarter's rent and the broker 
for his trouble, whereas it was as- 
serted^ on the part of the plaintiff, 
that these birds and o'ther animals, 
which were distrained' and sold, 
were worth 64l. 10s. The charge 
therefore against the defendant 
was, that having distrained tnese 
goods for rent, he did not sell them 
for the best price whk:h he could 
get,^ which were the words of ^6 
statute. Thete were upwards of 
200 curious pigeons, 17 dogs, all 
oi which, except one terrier, were 
sporting dogs-^there were also 
some tarkies, and a number of 
game-cocks and hens, &c. The 
landlord brought a man with afa ap- . 
praiser at night, between the hours 
of nine and eleven, when all this 
property was assigned to a Mr. 
Brooks, who is also a dealer iti- 
birds^ for the exa^l amount of th^ 
rent, and the costs of the distrtffid* 
These pigeons . were appraised by 
people who were entirely ignorant . 
of their value. They Wefe onljr 
valued at 6d. a pieq^^ vybereai 



Report of a Trial for Crim Con. 


. 1 

thej were worth five or six shil- 
' lings tb a pigeort-fancier. And 
the statute which enabled the land- 
lord to sell at all said, he should 
sell the' goods at the best price that 
could be got for them. Suppose 
the plaintiff, instead of being a 
dealer in birds had been a jeweller, 
and bis shew box had been dis- 
trained, dnd that a couple of but- 
chers had been sent to value his 
diaHiond rings, he wished to know 
whether the requisitions of the sta- 
tQte would have been complied 
with ? If these birds had been ap- 
praised by those who knew any 
4hing of their value, the plaintiff 
.would have received ten times the 
amount of what they sold for. He 
s^dhe did not deal much in that 
article himself, and did iw)t pretend 
to have much knowledge on the 
' subjed, but he knew that some 
very slight circumstances, that 
would escape his Iordsh'-p*s obser- 
vation or hi» own in the plumage, 
did constitute the price and value 
of «uch birds in the -eyes of pigeon- 
fai^ciers. When pigeons were pur- 
chased for the purpose of making 
pigeon-pies, it was of no conse- 
quence what their plumage was, 
oat it was perfcdily well known 
thit pigeons of a certain appear- 
ance would bring a certain price. 
Here the learned Qounsel stated 
the different sorts of pigeons, owls, 
^nuns, almond tumblers, and jaco- 
bins. He said tlie almond-tum- 
Llers were extremely valuable, and 
had been sold sometimes for twenty 
guineas a pair. 

' The vlearned counsel was here 
asked what the price of. jacobins 
Was. He replied they were now 
Very low. They were f9rmerly 
very valuable in the market, but 
/they had now greatly fallen, and 
the rest had risen in proportion. 
Mr. Brooks had had a large stock 
of old jacobins on his hands, and as 
they were so uuBiarketaUe, and 

the price of provisions so high, be 
was obliged to let thi^m fly away to 
be shot at. The learned counsel 
next commented with great abili- 
ties on tlie dogs, turkies, game- 
cocks, .&c. which constituted this 

The first v^itness called. on the 
part of the plaintiff was his own 
daughter, and after she had; gone 
through a* part of lier examination, 
itvvas agreed that a juror should 
be withdrawn, in consequence of 
which each of the parties must pay 
his own costs. 

. Lord Kenyon said, it was a very 
good end of the cause. 

Report of a Trial for 
Cbjm. Con. 

Ill th4 Court of KtSig's Rer.^h, Wcstinin- 
^ stcr, Saturday, May 31. 



^npHIS was an adlion to recover 
X a compensation in damages 
for criminal conversation with the 
plaintiff's wife. The plaintiff re-, 
sides at Totnes, "in the county of 
Devon. The defendant is curate 
of a village m the neighbourhood* 
The damages "were mid at J\h^ 
TlioUiond Pounds. 

By the evidence of the plain- 
tiff's servants, it appeared that the 
defendant was in the habit of visit- 
ing Mrs. Taylor during their mas- 
ter *s absence ; that, he used to call 
and pnquire if Mr. T. was at home. 
If he happened to be at home, the 
defendant would then retire, and 
come again when Mr. T. wasgona 
out; this creating a suspicion in 
the servants breasts, they watched 
Mr. B. and observed him in an im« 
proper ;jit\iation, in the drawing- 
room, with Mrs. T. At another 
time, one of the servants saw Mr. 

B. and 

1 50 Downfal of- Hawkivs and Undertmod. 

B. and Mrs. T. go into the stable ; 
aaid having occai^^n to look after a 
colt, he went to4?edoor, but (bund 
it fastened on the inside ; presently 
Mr. "B. came down, and said, 
*' Your mistress and 1 Iwve been 
into the lotl to look at ihe.appUs,'* 
♦ At another time, they were ob- 
,«erved to go into a bed- room m a 

. part of the hou<ie that was repair- 
ing. The servaht who saw-tlien^ 

. bad been in the room a lew mi- 
nutes betbre, aixi observed the bed 
bad been just nmde. On their re- 

' tiring, he had the curiosity to look^ 
and ibund it much tumbled as if 
persons had been lying upon it j he 

• swore no other person hskl been in 
the room. In consequence of these 
. transaClions, Mr. T. was i^ade ac- 
' quamted with them : he had 
immediately separated himself from 
hef bed, and they had ceased to 
live together, lliey were mar- 
ried hi the year 1792 ; at tliat time 
Mr. T. was 21 years of agte, and 
the lady 22* It was proved to be 
a marriage of mutual affection, and 

^ that Mr. T. had behaved witli the 
fondest Mtention to Mrs. T. 'Her 
, ill conduct had such an eff*e6l upon "" 
his jmiild, as to render him totally 
unfit for business. 

Mr. Law, counsel for • the de- 
fendanrt said, the crime of which 
the defendant wits accused, (for, it 
had been JDrpmulgated as a crime 
.>y the laws of God) Was to be 
abne ascribed to the damnable 
doctrine • wliich French principles 
and French education inculcated ; 
the lady had received her educa • 
tion in France, and the ladies of 
that country thought that not a 
crime which tlie breast of an En- * 
gtish female would shudder at : his 
client was a young man just enter- 
ing into life,' dependant on his fa- 
ther, and his ^sole inheritance a 

^ small curacy in the county of De- 
von ; he hoped the jury, by their 
verdifl, would not, ruin him for 

ever. If they gare heavy rfa^- . 
mages^ that must certainty be the 
case. . 

Lord Kenyon said, that vjces of 
this kind would no longer' be con- 
sidered as offences, if justice was 
not properly administered ; be re- 
probated the dissemination of 
French principles, which taught the *' 
do6lrine that there is no God, no 
liereafter, and that death is a per* ^ 
petual sleep. - He wrshed our 
youfig men v.^ould attend to the 
wholesome lessons wliich are read 
in Courts of Justice ; more was to 
be learnt there, than in Newmar- 
ket, m Bond-street, or common 
brothels ; he hoped the legislatw^- 
would inlBift heavy penalties on 
transgressions of this kind. It must 
be the wish of every serious man 
that such vices were put sTn end to. 
The defendant was the bosom 
friend of the plaintiflT^ tlie lotimate, 
the early , frienci, and be had 
wronged and injured -him beyond ^ 
all reparation. jHe was happy in 
administering justice, if he could 
enforce the Laws of Religion and 
Morality* He said where much 
less had been proved, juries had 
given h#ivy damages. He hoped 
the jury \would,.by their verdict, 
hold out a, lesson to youth of th^ 
pit^sent age, and those to comc;^ 
that they should not with in^punity ^ 
trample on the dearest rights of ci« ' 
vihzed society. 

The jury consulted a few m> 
tiutes, and found a verdi6l for the 
Y^2im\ifiL,'r'Damages^ Five Himdrtd 

Downfal of^ Hawkins and 
Underwood, the Dashing 


OK Saturday, May 3L came 
on at the General Quarter 
Sessio))s for the county of Middle- 
wefn^ the trial of Thomas James 





! * 


JOownfal of Hawkins and Undtruapod. ^ 3 ^ 

the red cioak, and a stock receipt 
shewed her by Ujnderwool for , 
900ol. lA the name of Hawkins. On^ 
Wednesday morning Mrs. Marnec 
returned ^liome* to her own houaM; 
from Hawkuis' s chambers. S he had 
been cajoled into giving a bill of 
sale on her goods, and now found 
her house stripped and deserted, 
though she had never received a 
shilling ibr the furniture, nor had 
she finally assented to its being doid, 
as she thought. It now occumed 
that she had a£ted very imprudently^' 
and she resolved to oousult a Iriend, 
wliich she did. This coming to 
the knowledge -of Havykins, hn 
abused her very much, and asked 
her, if she was cheated, what re- 
dress a poor creature like her could 
find in a Court of Justice? — After 
this she seized a favourable oppor- 
. tunity and ran a\vay firom him. 

The prisoners were then called 
on for (heir defence. " Having^ no 
Counsel, Underwood began by en- 
deavouring to mvalidate the indi6t-. 
ment, insinuating that it might be 
laid in a wrong name, as the prose- 
cutrix had borne several, Ths 
Counsel informed liim, tliat In ^^ 
indictment were three counts, which 
took in all her possible names. The 
prisoner then waved this objefl^, 
and set another, that die venue, 
was wrcMigiy laid in Middlesex, 
whereas the eoods were delivered 
ixi the city oi London. This ob^ 
je6lion was also overruled, as part 
of the prosecutrix's property had 
been obtained from her in $avilla- 
row, which is in Middlesex. He 
then proceeded, by means of vitiat-- 
ing her chara^er, to invalidate hec 
testimony, bu^was interrupted by 
the Court, who thought his ques- 
tions in general irrevalenl. < 
. Several witnesses were called^ 
who corroborated the testix^iody of 
the prosecutrix, by specifying par- 
ticttkr parts of die property, which 


Hawkins^alias Henry Hawkins, and 
hia brother John £dw. Underwood, 
alias Hawkihs, for cheating Mrs. 
Miiry Manier of rings, watches, 
her household furniture, &c. under 
ishie pretences. The story has al- . 
ready been fully detailed in our Ma- 
gazuie for March last, page 290, 
\dL XV.-/Hawkius accosted Mrs. 
Mamer in the streets ; and by re- 
presenting himself to be the son of 
a Genei^l Hawkins, and a man of 
foc'tune, })ersuaded her he would 
take her into keeping, wquld take 
her with him to Scotland, &c. — 
When with Mrs. Marner m "the 
streets, he pretended to know every 
genteel carriage they met, ancl 
wished particularly, to avoid going' 
through Parliament-street with her, 
as his friends, the Officers in the 
Guards, wouTd^i^ishim. He car- 
ried on this imposture a consider- 
able time/ and was assisted by his 
brother. — Hawkins wished her to 
«ead for some linen and other arti- 
cles from Chelsea, for which pur- 
pose he^ wrote a note signed with 
Iter name, but unknOwn to her j it 
particularly mentioned plate. This, 
the Court observedf, sonounted to 
/orgery. The articles sent for came 
to the prisoner's chambers> in Clif- 
ford's jjui, where she slept on that 

In the morning following she had 
a slight opportunity of questioning 
the laundress concerning the pri- 
soner, but was iiymediately inter- 
rupted. She then began to enter- 
jtain some suspicions concerning liis 
respdSlabilityi to obviate which, he 
proposed togo with her to the Bank 
of England, and convince her he 
was a man of fortune; Under- 
wood went with them. Hawkins 
pretended tp be particularly fearful 
of being ^seep by his father, who 
would naturally suppose he wasi 
;^oing to sell put "stooc. To carry 
on the &roe, 'Hawkins's name was 
twice caiUed over by the man in 



Singular Instance of InstlnS. 

<ame into their hands through the 
medium of the prisoners. 

Underwood now read his de- 
fence firom a paner^ and commented 
on it occasionally. He stated, that 
his father was a gentleman by birth 
and education ; , but that" having 
■been reduced by unforeseen mis- 
ibrtunes> he was obliged to provide 
^for his children in the best manner 
isuited to his clrcumstaiic^s^ That 
Jie, (Underwood) was articled to 
*Mr. Bolton, an eminent attorney, 
in January, 1792. That he served 
.his clerkship to -the satisia6tion. of 
that, gentleman, wkh whom he con- 
:tinued till his death, which hap- 
pened in 1798, As his (Under- 
wood's) connexions were few, he 
i thought it -best to him his atten- 
*.tion tb some other mode of life,; — 
The army was: the first that pre- 
sented itself^ and .as he had some 
firiends in that line, he consulted 
them. One -of them, high m his 
{jroiession,. promised to procure him 
an ensiffncy,^ but some circum- 
:itances thwatted his intentions. I n 
conseqi^ence of \yjiich, he strove to 
•procure an honest livelihood as an 
attoioey's clerk. He complained 
' bitterly of the gross iabrications and 
.misrepresentations of his > own and 
his brother's chara6ter in the public 
-prints, and tnisted that the Jury 
would pay little atlention to the oath 
jo£ the prosecutrix, under >all the 
ctrcomstances which they liad heard 
-of her^haradier. — Hawkins, in his 
-defence, only said, " I aiever »e- 
-presented myself to be a gentleman, 
^d that he hoped the Juiy ^modd 
thrwo the prosecutrix on her beutkP* 

Mr. Barrow was called for the 
'prisoners. He said heknew;Un- 
derwood during hi$ clerkship to ^Ir. 
Bolton, an attorney; and that his 
Jionesty was never suspe6led, but 
that he was always considered a 
coxcomb. ^ 

Mr. De Burg knew the prisoner's 
father j his name was Hawkins-— 

a. very honest man. The wHnesi 
had so great an esteem for ^he ia*** 
mily, that he recommended the pri-, 
soner. Underwood, to Mr. Bolton^ 
with whom he served his time. 

Mr. Mainwafing sunoimed' up the 

The Jury retired, and in th<> 
course of ten minutes found both 
Guilty, i Sentence was immediately 
paa^d on ihera — Transportatimi fw 
stven years.*^They were taken to 
Newgate, and walked through the 
streets handculfed together. 

- I . . - - . , ^ . . ■ — - — . — I ^^ — ^- — .— . fc ^, 

Singular Instance o* In- 

THE late Marquis of Gr^by's 
horse, and the longevity and 
fate of tiiis animal, has reached 
France: — ^One of the horses for- 
merly belonging to this hero, in 
Germany, says a Parts paper, is 
now the property of a farmer^ near 
Brighthelmstone. Being sixteen 
years of age, at the coiichision df 
the' seven years w^r, the Mafqui^ 
in consideraiion of hrs age and ser- 
vices, suffcoDd him to range -at ease 
in his park, 'where he passed ano- 
ther sixteen y^rs, and upon the 
deafli of his noble owner, he wai 
adually sold to hrs 'present pro- 
prietor, who keeps him at vrotk, 
•f hough he is now more than forty- 
six years of age. Me is surprizinglj 
well hi health, has a good appetite^ 
is sound in his kgs, and, has good 
teeth, though very long. 

. While we are upon the subjed 
of military horses, \Ve beg leave to 
mention anothercircumstance whidr 
has come to our knowledge.— *Soon 
after 174^^, a troop of cavalry, 
commanded by Sir Robert Clayton,, 
was disbanded in the city of York. 
But as Sir Robert could not bear 
the idea of selling the dumb com- 
panions'^ of his perils jn Germany 
to become butchers hacks, and tKb 
like^ .he absolutely purchased a 


A Poaching Miser— A Straf^e Case of Conscience, &fr. 133 

piece of ground upon Knavesmire 
Heath, upon which it was his de- 
sire these old horsqs should remain 
for life. It was upon this spot that 
they were seen by the gentleman 
who communicated this article.— 
A thunder-storm coming on at the 
same time, he was also a witness 
of the surprizing power ofinstind 
in these noble animals. They 
were grazing promiscuously, when 
the first flashes of lightning made 
their appearance, and the distant 
thunder began to roll — but as if 
they supposed these appearances 
to be the signal of an approaching 
batde, they were very soon col- 
lected, and without the least assis- 
tance of ^ny intelligent being, 
fbmied into a line, almost as com-, 
plete, as if they had been managed 
by their respective riders. 

A Poaching Miser. 

Chester y May SO, 1800. 


THE following Anecdote you 
may rely ppon as authentic. 


TN theyeat 1789,died at his apart- 
-■• ments at Hoxton, a Mr. W. 
Harrom, remarkable for singular 
conducl, good fprtune, and penuri- 
ous disposition He used to boast 
that he had saved JOl. given occa- 
sionally for pocket-money, before 
he was 12 years of age; and, when 
at a great school in the city, in- 
creased it, by saving a halfpenny 
out of every penny givep him every 
morning to purchase his breakfast. 
He afterwards engaged in the 
watch-making employ, and when 
Jn the last year of his apprentice- 
ship, bad an eighth part of a 
lOjOOOl. prize in the lottery. He 
became possessed of a considerable 
property by the de^th of a person 
.VoL.XVI.-^No.93. ' 

in the West-Indies, who willed it 
. to the Hrst claimant of the same 
name as the testator. 

The apartments which he occu- 
pied for several years previous td 
his decease, no person was ad-> 
mitted into to clean them, or upon 
any other purpose, though two of 
his relations lived in the same 

When in the meridian of life, 
he frequently visited the manors 
most abounding with game/ within \ 
thirty miles of the metropolis, 
where, from his knowledge of the 
arts of poaching, which he, from 
extreme attention, (for the sake of 
making money) was a complete 
adept in : he killed an astojlishing- 
quantity of game, which were dis- 
posed of, when he returned from, 
his depredations, to the udmost pe- 
cuniary advantage. 

The principal part of his pro*- 
perty, amounting to near 32,0001. 
he willed to a very distant rela- 
tive, (a boy, who occasionally ac- 
companied him to secure the game 
he had snared) vvith this proviso, 
to t^ke particular care or a fa- 
vourite ojd lurcher which always 
followed him. 

For the Sporting Magazine. ^ 

A Strange Case of Consci* 


IN A Murderer. 

A Chief w?is hired by a noble* 
man unknown to him, to dis- 
patch a man whom he should find 
at a certain place, at a certain 
hour, in . a wall-described dress. 
The chief of the banditti takes the 
bounty, and pledges his word to 
perform the business. A few liours 
after, he receive? the same com-" 
mand from this victim, marked 
out for dcstraclion to kill his ener 

S my, 



1 34 Reviezv of the Volunteer i in Hyde Park. 

my, who was no other than the 
unknown nobleman ! — he describes 
his dress, &c., without telling his 
name, and the unsuspedling chief, 
Ipledges his honour to the perform- 
ance. — The night comes ; the mur- 
derer meets the latter customer, 
and stabs him : he then lies wait 
fcc the other, and on bis approach, 
finds that his other employer is the 
destined >'iclim ! He informs him 
lis concisely as possible of the per- 
formance of the business he had 
put him upon, but tells him at the' 
same time, tliat his murdered ene- 
my had given hirti the same orders 
to execute upon him also : he ex- 
presses his sorrow for the accident, 
and pleads his ignorance which had 
occasioned the mistake. The no- 
bleman, if seems, did not under- 
stand his apologies, till he heard 
this thrilling conclusion — ^*' Now, 
Sir, though your enemy, who has 
hired me is dead, and cannot chide 
me if I were to let you live ; yet, 
as I have received his money, and 
pledged my honour to acquit my- 
. self faithfully of the trust he re- 
posed in me, I shall ad as punc- 
tually for him as I have done for 
jou !" — and so saying, he immedi- 
ately })!unged his dagger in the 
heart of tlie unfortunate gentle- 
nian ! C. S. 

Review of the Volunteers 
IN Hyde Park. 

AS every public spe61^cle na- 
turally comes witnin our plan, 
■we cannot omit an account of one 
bf the finest sights ever exhibited. 
At six o'clock all the Volunteer 
corps of the metropolis, 'and its im- 
mediate vicinity, to the nl^nber of 
12,000, were un<lcr arm?, and as- 
seiiVbled in the field about eight. — 
Notwithstanding' the immense 
crowd of spedlators and their impati- 
ent curiosity, the ground was most 

excellently kept by the City Light 
Horse, the London, Westminster, ' 
and Surrey Cavalry, who shewed 
the greatest solicitude for the con- / 
venience and accommodation of the 
people, at the same time that they 
faithfully discharged their dutj^. 
His Majesty, ever punftuai to hfs 
appointment; arrived at nine, at- 
tended by the Prince of Wales, 
the Dukes of York, Cumberland, 
and Gloucester ; Prince William 
of Gloucester; Earls Harrington 
and Chatham; Lord Cathcart," 
and all the General Officers, &c. 
and then tlie review commenced. 
Although it poured a torrent of 
rain the whole time, he continued 
without even a great coat, equally 
exposed as the meanest of his subr 
jecls. The only observable dif- 
ference from his usual condud on 
similar occasions was, that as h^ 
passed the line, he did not keep 
his hat off qui^e so long as in fine 
weather. It may be sufficient to 
observe,, that the firing, under 
every disadvantage, was excel- 
lent. — The evolutions ended about * 
one. His Majesty and the Prin- 
cesses returned to Buckingham- 
house ; then all the corps filed of{^ 
alter having endured a most soak< 
ing rain for upwards of seven hovirs. 
A liner body of men, no country 
could produce. While they ri- 
valled in discipline troops of the 
line, by the fineness of thei^cloath- 
ing, and the great variety of uniform, 
and richness of appointments, they 
far exceeded them in splendour.— 
The great number of beautiful 
standards and colours, the patriotic 
gifts of the most exalted and dis. 
tinguished females, and the nu- 
merous music, also contributed 
much to the brilliancy and diver- 
sity of the stene; The concourse 
Rttracied by the scene was asto- 
nishing ; the whole City mjght be 
truly said to have poured itself into 
th^ I'ark* So early as four o'clock 

X th* 

Cricket Matches. 


the dnuns beat to arms in ever/ 
iquarter, and various other music 
fiunmoned the reviewers and the 
reviewed to the field. Even then 
the clouds were surcharged with 
rain, which soon began to lall ; but 
no anfavourableness of weatJier 
could damp the curiosity of even 
the most delicate of the fair. So 
learly as six o'clock, "all the avenues 
were crowded With elegantly 
dressed w^omen, escorted by their 
beaux ; and the assemblage was 
so great, that when the King en- 
tered the Park, it was thought ad- 
visable to shut several of the gates, 
to avoid too much pressure. The 
circumstance of the \Veather, 
'which, from the personal incon- 
venience it produced, might be 
considered the most inauspicious of 
the day, proved, in tact, the most 
favourable for a display of beauty, 
for a variety of scene, and number 
of incidents. From the constant 
rain, and the constant motion, t^ie 
whole Park could be compared 
only to a liewly ploughed field. 
The gates being locked^ there was 
up possibility of retreating, and 
there was no shelter but an old tree, 
or an umbrella. . In this situation 
joa might behold here an elegant 
woman with -a neat yellow slipper, 
delicate ancle, and white silk 
stocking,^ stepping up to her garter 
in the mire with as httle dissatis- 
faction as she would into her 
coad) — there another making the 
first faux pas perhaps she ever 
did, apd seated relu6lantly on the 
moistened clay. Here is a whole 
groupe assembled under the hos- 
pitable roof of an umbrella, while 
the exterior circle, for the advan- 
tage of having one shoQlder dry, is 
content to receive its diripping con- 
tents on the other. The antiquated 
virgin laments the evil hour in 
which (more fearful of a speckle 
i^baca wetting) she preferred the. 

dwarfish parasol to the capa- 
cious umbrella. The lover regrets 
tiiat there is -no shaBy bowef to 
which he might lead his mistress, 
" nothing loath." Huppy she who 
can gain the cover of that prote6l- 
ing oak ! Happy she who follow- 
ing fast finds in the crowd a pre- 
tence for closer pressure. Alas ! 
were there but a few grottos, a few 
caverns, how many Didos — how 
many ^neas's? — Such was the 
state of the spectators : that of 
the troops was still worse ; ig 
lay exposed to a pelting rain,. 
theJr arms had changed their 
mirror-like brilUancy to a dirty 
brown : their new cloatlis lost ail 
their gloss ; the smoke of a whote 
campaign could not have more dis- , 
coloured them. Where the ground 
was hard they slipped ; where soft, 
they sunk up to the knee. The 
water ran out at tlieir cuffs as from, 
a spout, and filling their half boots, 
a squash at every step proclaimed, 
that the Austrian buckets could 
contain no more. — On the conse- 
quences of the day, various are thie 
congratulations. Tailors, mercers- 
laundresses, all speculate upon a 
rise. Dodors and -Apothecaries 
seem confident of an'excdlent har- 
vest, and advertisements for quack 
medicioes. arp become the order of 
the night. 


ON Monday, JVCay 26, was 
played a grand, match of 
cricket on Woolwich- Common, be- 
tween eleven gentlemen t of tha 
Woolwich Club, against a seleft 
eleven of Four Parishes^ for Fiva 
Hundred Guineas. . 


Prye r. 
Ward, jun. 


17 c» Lawrence 
<3 b. Driver 
5 c. Aylewood 

m 21 »t. ditto 

S » J. W«d 


CricYet Matches. 

J. Ward, 







o b. Luke 
3 b. Driver 
s6 b. ditiD 

2 not one 
o b. Luke 

3 b. ditto 
2 c. Bor^est 







J. Ward, 









iECoMD iirwiirGS». 

9 b. Luke 
lb. ditto 
o niD out 
o b. Luke 
39 not out 
9 runout 
- 18 c. Driver 

b. Luke 
lb. Driver 
lb. Burgeta 

1 c. £dwardi. 

Byei, I 
Totalj 80 


. Round, 


8 b. Bennet. 

o b. J. Ward 

o b. ditto 
10 c. Ward,jun. 
22 c. ditto 
24 not out 

o b. Bennet 
- 4 b. J. Ward 

2 b. Bennet 

3 c. ditto 

tf cTalmash 
Byes, % 

Total, 83 


, Edwards, 

* Laskhall 

o b. J, Ward 

b. ditto 

• 28 and in 

5 b. Bennet 
3 and in 

1 runout 

f c. Bennet 
Byes, 5 

Total, 43 . 
The Four Parishes have five wickets, to 
'(o doi^n, fo/35 runs.; postponed. Five 
^ to four on Woolwich Club at starting. 

On Tuesday, Jane 10, #all 
played a grand match of cricket, 
in Thames Ditton Marsh, near 
Kingston,Siirrey,between twoselefl 
elevens, for 500 guineas. This 
match was made between a gentle- 
man from London, and a gentle* 
man of Ditton. 








Feesham, • 

Shackelfordy - 





ft c. Aldridg« 
3 b. Howard 

19 not out 
ft b. Howard 
lb. Ray, 
o c. Howard 
6 c. dittCK 

10 c. Moss 
ft c. Evans 
o b. Ray 
6 b. Howard 




Lovell, • 




FeeshasMf ' 

Shackelford, • 





Total, 5t 


4 c. Hawk 
I St. Ray 
• X kit wicket 
ft c. Abbot 
o nin out 

b. Howard 
4 c. Aldridge 

1 b. Howard 
4 c. ditto 
Q not out 

13 c. Aldridg& 












Toul, 30 ' 


7 b. Lovell 
13 b. Rogers 
. • ft2 c. Grantlett 
4 c. Meicer 
3 b, Rogers 
• 2 b. Lovell 

• lib. Rogers 
zi b. Lovell 
6 c. Grantlett 
3 b. Ldvell 
6 not out 
Byes, % 

Toul, 96 

London won by one inning and T4 runs ; 
5 cof 4 00 London at starting, 


Cricket Matches. 


t)n Wednesday, June 11, and 
the following day, was played a 
grand match of cricket, in' Lord's 
ground, Mary-le-bone, between 
eleven of England against eleven 
of Surrey, for 1000 guineas. 


G. Lcycester, esq. 4, b. T. Walker 

Hammond, - 

J Gibbons,^esq. 
Wwprcn, esq. '. 
Byes, - 

6 b. ditto 
29 b. J.^Wclls 
16 run out 

3 b. T. Walker • 

8 run.ou; 

o c. J. Wftlls 

O b. T. Walker 
II c. Robinson 

X not out 

o b. T. Walker 

Total, So 


G. Lcyccjter, e^. 10 

Boxall, - . 9. 

Hamnkond, - 5 

Fennex, - - 4 

Beldam, - 2 

Freemantle, 8 

Purchase, - o 

Tanner, - 4 

Barton, - 2 

i. Gibbons, esq, 3 

barren, esq. - o 

Byes, 3 

b. J. Weill 
f un out 
not out 
b. J. WcWt 

b. dhto 
run out 

c. H. Walker 
b. J. Wells 
b. T. Walker 
run out 

b. J. WclU 

Total, 50 



t. Walker, - 
H. Walker, - 
J.. Wells, 
Small, jun. 
HoQ. Gen. Lenox, z 
R. Whitehead, esq. o 
.Woodruff, esq. o 
J, Wellcr, esq. 10 
5irH. Martin, o 
Qapc. Cooper, o 

Byes, % 

c. Beldam 
b. ditto 
b. Boxall 
c* Beldam 
b. ditto 
b. Boxall 
b. Beldam 
b. ditto 
b. Boxall 
It. ditto 
not out 

Total, 31 


T? Walker, - 

H. Walker, 

Robinson J • 17 b. Boxall 

J. Weils, - 33 runout ^ 

Small; jun. • 9 c. Freemantle 
Hon. Geo. Lenox, 11 b. BexaU 
R.Whitehead,esq: 18 b. ditto 
Woodruff, esq. o not out, 
J. Weller, esq, 2 not out' 
Sir H. Martin, o Vun our 

Capr. Cooper, 7 c, Freenkantle 
Byes, o 

Total, 97 

Even betting at starting^-Surrey won by 
three wickets. 

On Monday, June 16, and thQ 
following days, were played a 
grand match of Cricket, in Lord's 
ground, Mary-le-bone, between 
fourteen of Englarid, againist eleveii 
of S urrey ,' for 1 000 guineas. 



T. Walker, - 

J. Wells, 

H. Walker, - 


W. Beldam, - 

Robinson, • 

J. Walker, - 

Mr. Wells, - 


G. Beldam, - 

W. Wells, 


15 c. Ray 
o b. Boxall 

2 b. ditto 
IXC. Ray 
i6^c. Boyle 

4 h. Ward ' 
o c. Fennex 
o* c. Ray 
o hit wicket 

3 not out 

o b. Boxall 


Total, 53 


T. Walker, - 
J. Wcllt, - 
H. Walker, - 
W. Beldam, - 
J. Walker, - 
Mr. Wells, - 
G. Beldim, - 
' W. Wells, - 

run out 

1 o. Boxall 
1 h. Ward 

c. Boxall 

1 c. Smith 
8 c. Boxall 

13 c. Hammond 
12 c. Ward 

o Ci ditto 
31 not out 

o c. Hammond 


Total, 63 



Boxall, • 7 

Freemantle, - 24 

Small, - 24 

^enaex - 4 

b. T. Walker 

c. Hj Walker 
c. W. Beldam 
c. H. Walker 


I38 Pretended Miracle^ &c, — Curious Mode of Huntings lie. 


Whitehead, esq, 


1 1 run out 
€ b. T, Walker 
O c. Mr, Wells 

32 St. Mr. Wells . 

14 c. T. Walker 
5 c. W. Beldam 
X St, Mr.' Weilt 
o c. H.Walker, 

loj), J. Well* 

13 notojut 

TotaU 118 ^ 






Whitehead, tsq. 4 not out 



Barton, -^^ O not out 

^rawte, « 

.Benoetj * 




Byei, o 

Total, 4 

Sngland won by 13 wickets.— 
Surrey at starting. 

•5 to 4 on 

1^ 'fc 

Pretended Miracle, ef- 
ifSCTED BY Gaming. 

AS a strong instance of mo- 
dern superstition, Mr. Li* 
▼esque relates, that "^he Shakh 
of Persia presented to Michel 
(eleded Czar in 1613) one of the 
^irts of Jesus Christ, which his 
troops had taken in Georgia. Re- 
seg.rches were immediately made 
Vm procure proofs of the authenti- 
city of so precious a relic ; and first, 
the Archbishop of Vologda affirmed, 
that when he was on his jcJurney 
from Jerusalem, where he had been 
Archdeacon, he saw a golden cas- 
ket, gn the column of a church in 
Georgia, which they told him en- 
closed the shirt of Jesus Christ. 
The testimony of the prelate would 

I .mm 

have been sufficient to have esta- 
blished the chara61er of the holj 
shirt with the Russians, but they 
soon received a proof still more 
respedlable, for it came from Pa- 
lestine itself. The patriarch of Je- 
rusalem was then at Moskow, and 
a monk in his suite declared every 
body in Palestine knew the shirt of 
Jesus Christ had passed into Geor- 
gia ; for, that during the passion 
when the Saviour was despoiled of 
his garments, a Georgian soldier 
won the shirt at dice-, and carried 
it into his own country. After such 
irrefragable proofs nothing remained 
but for the shirt to work miracles : 
this was exceedingly -easy, and mi- 
racles were worked. * ' 

Curious Mode of Hunting 
Field Mice. 


PERHAPS it may not be unuse- 
ful to give a sketch-of a histciry 
of this delving animal : no* merely 
as illustrative ,pf the fotegoing plan 
of planting, but to point out an 
early mode ox diminishing its num- 
bers, which remove iiK)re seed colli 
than the husbandman i$ aware of ; I 
believe frequently* more than thd* 
winged ravagers which he is oflen 
on his guard against. The sketch of 
history I propose, i* suggested by' 
having beeii firequently of a parqr 
with other school lads,- in teaversing 
the stubbles for the habitations of 
the field mjce^ from which excursi* 
ons we rarely returned without nu< 
merous captives; Our signal of dis- 
covery w^s a small heap of mould, 
thrown sometimes by, an<i. often* 
times over the first entrance of 
their runs : generally at uncertain 
distances, there were other holes j 
sometimes many screened by thick- 
ets of stubble or weeds ; these, when 
we found, we stopped upland then 
traced 'their avenues from tl^ fir* 
eutraicQ tbcot^gh ja^i finding 
... path»^ 

\ ^ 

l^ast of Wits ^9 Sports man} s Half, 

jpathi^ a little beneath the surface ; i 
at other times^ it led to a cell con- 
taining their nest, sometimes with 
callow young, b\it more frequently 
the half-grown progeny were gone 
off with the old pair to the extre- 
mity of their runs. To avoid what 
might be deemed a puerility of de- , 
scription, I shall remark in pcMnt, 
that on one side of their avenue, in 
a larger space than where tlieir nest 
Was formed, there is - ever td be 
found, if we sought after it, a re- 
ser\'oir of com : I thmk I distindly 
remember having nearly filled my 
bai with this treasured provision. 

The lately adopted mode of hus- 
tandry has a certainty in unsettling, 
bat not reducing the number of 
these com-devourers; ^mean^sorae- 
What similar to this boyish amuse- 
ment must be adopted to prevent 
their ravages. By the present mode 
of husbandry their dwelling is 
broken in upon, but its inhabitants 
continue : when the plough breaks 


in upon their runs, they have a 
long period before it crosses the ex- 
tremity of the space, whence they 
miist necessarily sally ; and it should 
seem they more generally possess? 
themselves of the newly sown field* 
of wheat, where they fill new ma- 
gazines with its grain, secure fromt 
destruction, ,safe frcnn the talons of 
the pwl ; and here, after they have 
exhausted their magazine, for months 
they find subsistence from, the ear- 
liest green formation of the grain td 
its^state of maturation, at which pe* 
riod it is manifest they breed nu- 
merously. Our laws and the oc* 
cu piers of land have set a price on & 
winged species of pillagers ; wh;le 
these scarcely obvious subterranean 
destroyers pillage with secret and, 
more certain destru^ion : and th^ 
fariner's undoubted friend, and 
their natural enemy, the owl, is 
rarely prote6led, and too easfl)r 
permitted to be wantonly de- 
ilroyed. - 


,^ To the Editor tf the Sj?orting 

s I Rj C/tester^ June 1 2. 

IF you think the following Laconic 
bermon worthy a place in your 
entertaining Miscellany, your in- 
serting it will much o&lige your 
cons tant reader, V e n a,t o r , 

Job. — Chapter 1st. verse 21. — 
•* Naked came I out of my mo- 
ther's womb, and naked shall I re- 

In discoursing on these words, 1 
shall observe the three following 

things — 


1st. — Man*s ingress into the world. 
*d.— .-liis progress through the world. 
And 3d. — His «;grcss out of the worlcL 


Man's ingre*s into the world is naked and 

bare ; 
Hisp ogfjcss thra* the world is trouble and 

And his egress out of t]ie world is nobody 

koowi wl^rc, - 


If we do vt'ell here we shall do well there 5 
Ami I^can tell you no more if I was to 
preach a whole year. , 

A French Reviewer speaking of 
a Novel, in which the hero is no 
sooner out of one prison than in 
another, remarks, that there is so 
much imprisonment in the work, 
that the reader at length begins to 
think that he is m prison also; and 
so wishes to g^ rid of ihe book, in 
order that he may find himself at 
likriv occe more. 

A fnie 

'1 40 

Feast of Wit *y or, Sjiortsman^s Hall/ 

. A fine drove of bullocks, being 
htely brought to Stilton Barracks 
£>r the French prisoners, one of 
them^ a droll fellow, exclaimed — 
*^ Sure de Englishman eat no more 
beefy now he bring all the bulls 
daddies here to be kill ! " 

The Tables tumed»-^One of those 
- barptes, in the constant habit of pro- 
pagating reports in the newspapers 
about blights and blasts, and other 
indications of scarcity, and who pro- 
kibly, to use a plain phrase, mea- 
sures other people's corn by his own 
bushel, very lately sent a paragraph 
«f this kind to an Evening paper, 
"which was inserted, witli a note gt 
the bottom, intimating the recep- 
tion of the same, with six shillings ! 
A grave friend hearing this read, 
very shrewdly asked ^e reader if 
he did not verily believe there 
were blasts and blights that da- 
maged the corn? Qerlainly,^ said 
the otber, I believe almost the 
whole country has been blasted and 
blighted ever since thee and thy 
friends have had any dealings in 

Hashim coming one day out of hfs 
palace, met a man who had but one 
eye, whoiji-he commanded to be 
. seized and imprisoned. — *' What is 
myfault?** said the unhappy wretch. 
— ** Thou art one-eyed," exclaimed 
the tyrant^ " and meeting a one- 
eyed person is ominous of ill luck.*' 
—"Gracious heaven!" rejoined 
the man, *' if the having only one 
eye is unlucky, it is only so to him- 
self; but meeting a tyrant is an 
omen of ill to others. Perceivest 
• thou not, that thy meeting me has 
done thee no harm, while ray meet- 
ing thee hath involved me in mis- 
fortune V* — Hashimw as confound- 
ed, and released the unfortunate 

It is related that an oppressive 
Prince, under whose tyranny his" 
subjects had long groaned, suddenly 
altered his condu6t, and became 

just and beneficent. A favouiite, 
who had the liberty of saying what 
he pleased, one day enquired the 
cause of this alteration in his con- 
du6l. The Prince replied, *' I waj 
one day hunting, when I beheld a 
dog gnawing savagely the leg oF a 
fo3t. An attendant threw a stone 
at the fox, but it missed him and 
broke the leg of the dog. At that 
instant a horse kicked the attend- 
ant, and maimed him; when im« 
mediately the horse's foot sunk into 
a hole, and he was lamed. The 
sight of such retribution of inju- 
ries awakened me firom the slam- 
bers of heedlessness, and I became 
sensible, that tyranny- could not 
long be borne in the world ; tiiat' 
every foot must rise against it, and 
every arm be uplifted to drive it 
from the earth." 

At a banquet, when solving 
enigmas was one of the diversions, 
Alexander said to his courtierf— 
'* What is that which did not come 
last year, has not come this year, 
and will not come next year^" — A 
distressed officer starting up, said— 
'^ It certainly must be our arrears of 
pay.'* — The King was so diverted, 
that he commanded him to be paid 
up, and also increased his salary! 

A tailor following the army, 
was wounded in the head by an 
arrow. When the surgeon saw the 
wound, he told his patient, that as- 
the weapon had not touched his 
brain, there was no doubt of his 
recovery. — The tailor said, " If I 
had possessed any brains I should 
not have been here." 

A very bad performer once in a 
coffee-house sang repeatedly in a 
shocking tone — ^* Let a lover do 
what he may, he is excusable.*' — 
The company were offended ht his 
discord, but he would not \ desist. 
At lehgth a young fellow threw a 
cup,of sherbet in his face, and the 
musician being enraged, the hu- 
mourist cried out — " I am in love, 



Feast of. Wit', or, Sfiortsman's Hall. 


I ftiQia tove, as all njy friends here 
well know." — The musician was 
forced to retire firom the cutting 
lai^rhter of the company. 

A profligate infidel had embraced 
the Mussuhnan faith. When he 
was circumcised, the divines .told 
him he^was now become as it were 
new born. -About six months ^er 
his conversion^ he was accused, by 
'some zealous neighbours, of neg- 
ledting the rites of rehgion, and 
not saying his prayers, — ^^M.y dear 
friends," said he, " I am but six 
months old, and did you ever hear 
of one of my age being able to 

An astrologer was condemned to 
the gibbet, when one asked him, 
why he did not foresee his fate, and 
avoid it. — '* I saw clearly,*' said 
he, ** that I was to "be exalted, but 
I did not enquire of the stars how 
it was to be.** 

A profligate fellow.said to a wo- 
man — " Let me kiss thee, that I 
may know who kisses best, thee or 
my wife.-^" Go, and ask my hus- 
band," said she, " he can tell thee^ 
for he has kissed both of us." 

A preacher in a mosque, began 
the history of Noah, with this quo-' 
tation from the Koran—" I have.. 
Cfiiled Noah;" but forgetting the 
rest of the verse, repeated the same 
words over and over and over again. 
At length an Arab cried out— "If 
Noah will not come, call somebody 

An Irishman, the captain of a 
vessel, not much acquainted with 
the manners of the worlcj, went 
lately to the Opera. On his re- 
turn to his lodgings, he was asked 
how the performers acquitted 
themselves. — " By J s," re- 
plied he, '' I don't know, but I be- 
lieve very so, so — for there was one 
of them they called Bmite^ or Bunte^ 
or some such name, and she sung so 
d — d bad, that they made her sing 
«jU her songs over again. 

Vol. XVI. No. 93, 

Wlien Dakin, the long-bearded 

philanthropist, was aysisLii g tlie 
distressejj of Cheshiim, seeing a 
woman, who5e outward appear- 
ance attracted his notice, he asked 
( — " What made her so poor." — 
" Because," replied she, " I am 
needy, and have no money." — 
Hereupon, in his wonted way, he 
turned aside her handkerchief, andi 
to his surprize discovered a decent 
shift of afi unusual whiteness; upoi\ 
which, closing hif purse, he shook 
his head and said—*' There is no* 
want here, you are a deception."* 
— " Alas, then/* replied thepeti» 
tioner, ** we are' both equally dis- 
appointed. I have often heard cha«. 
rity was boU^ but never supposed, 
till now, she wasfili/j}'.** 

The fall of Miss Sfumj, a lady 
not of the most diminutive size, 
from her poney, gave occasion fog? 
a wag to observe, that he had wit- 
nessed a prodigious fall of SnoW 
at Hyde Park in the' dog^-Ways f 

*' You are a Jeib^^* said one man 
to ahotiier : ** when I bought this 
pig of you, it was to be a guinea j 
and now you demand five and 
twenty shillings ; which is more than* 
you asked." — " For that very rea- 
son," replied the other, " I am ^ 
Jew ; for a Jew always takes las 
than he asks." ' 

Bon Mf>t. — Madame, disoit-on 
demicrement ^ unefemme d esprit, 
Mercier nest point conteiit de 
Newton — Eh bien 1 rcpondit- 
eiIe,qu*iiprenneDES Caktes. 

A certain great personage, hav- 
hig examined the works of an erai* 
nent painter af a late sale, expressed 
his surprize, (hat a man should make 
such beautiiul pid^ures, and get such 
ugly children. " *Tis singular," re- 
plied the auciionccr, '* Lu|^then )ou 
do not consider that he drew his 
pictures by day, and got his chil- 
dren at night.'* 

Asa well-fed citizen of nofbrioM 
clwiraclCi, was driving to hiscoun- 

' T try 


Sporiing Jntelli^enee. 

ttv seat, thelinfch pin of <he wheel 
of his curricle got loose, and down 
he fell. A young spark, whose fa- 
ther had lately failed/riding by,and 
steeing the disaster, said, •* Sir, ^I 

fAr you are b«)ke.'* *' Kotad* 
vantageously so/' replied the cit, 
for at presient I am not acquainted 
with a convenient assignee to repair 
I niy loss. 




THE following match is likely 
to pro^luce as much noise on 
we IfUrf, as thp race between 
Hambletonian and Diamond: on 
Ihp first day of Craven Meeting, 
1801, JOOOgs. h. f, two middle 
miles of J3. C. Mr. J. JJeathcote's 
Wgrter, fist. 7 lb. against Sir H.V, 
Tem|x;«t's Cockfighter, 8st. — 
Cockfighter i^ the iavourite; five 
to iQur. 

A new sijbscripLion, we under- 
itand, is entered into for the fur - 
tiller continuance of the Berkeley 
Hunt, and that the Earl of Berke- 
ley, Mr. Williams, and»Mr. Dupre, 
^re fixed ijppn as the managers ; 
and in bettt^r hands it could not be 

A famous game at fives was 
Jately played in the tennis-court at 
Wrexham. — A person named Da- 
vies, st^ed twenty guineas to ten, 
io play single-handed agaiiist any 
lour from "Overton, vehich he wpn 
>vith great ease* 

A horse belonging to a gentle- 
hian of Cambrid<^e, lately started 
on the Newmarket road, to walk 
three, trot three, and gallop three 
njiles witWn the hour, which he 
performed with ease, having five 
fhinutes to spare. 

^A peal of five bells was opened 
^t Cbstessey, in Norfolk, on Whi,t- 
sim WednesdaVp'b^ing the King's 
)}irth-d^y, by sojne of the Norwich 
fingers i cast by Mr Osbom, bell- 
Jaanger and founder, from Down- 
ham, Sir William Jerningham 
Jlias 5ul?scribed largely, and the 
btlier inhabitants very liberally, so 
^ to rais^ a sui^i sugicie|itly for the 

purchase of the bells. Sir WHHam 
nas lately rebuilt part of the stee- 
ple, which was blown down some 
years since, and added a very hand- 
some spire to it; at his own expenQC, 
which makes it a great ojTiament 
to Costesscy, and 3ie surroundltig 

A very singular circumstance oc- 
curred 'at Lindale; nc^ar Cartmel, 
Lancashire. Whilst the m mister 
Was reading the funeral service, in 
the chape!, over the Teinains of a 
poor old Woman, the' cofHn maker 
descended into the grave, to exa* 
mine the size; at the instant he 
got down, a bird flew in his fece, 
\Vhich disconcerted him hot a Httfe ; 
and on .examrning,he found a wren's 
nfest, almosft completed. The grave 
had only befen openred aljout ten 

La,tely> ^ fat ox, tfie ffrOperty of 
a butcher, at H<irsham,Tafn furiously 
at a sentinel, belonging to the 9th 
loot, posted at the' gate of Hor- 
sham barracks. The soldier, to 
defend himself, immediately charged 
, his bayonet, which trnkickily snap- 
ping short against the head of tne 
"animal, left the sentinel defenceless, 
and the enraged beast gored hirn 
so terribly in the thigh, that he 
died the next day. The bullock 
afterwards attacked another sol- 
dier, whom he pinried betwixt 
his horns against a bank, in which 
perilous situation he kept him till 
the butcher had procured halter^ 
and assistance to secure the ani- 
mal; nor could the man, even 
then, be extricated, but by the 
^laughter of the bulfock whilst he 

Sjiorting httelJigmt, 


was standing over him. This sol- 
dier, however, received little in- 
jury. ^ 

A few 'days ago two labouring 
men, the one a blacksmith, having 
a trifling dispute at a public house 
in Oreat Gaildford street, in the 
porough, turned out to fight, when 
the blacksmith was unfortunately 
'killed on the spot, he having re 
{jeived a fatal blow on the jugular 

In Rotten-row, Sunday,- May 
25, a^entjeman and a jockey rid- 
ing at full speed, in opposite direc- 
tions, struck against one another, 
and were both, with their horses, 
thrown down. The former was 
carried off the jjround lifeless. 

An accident of a remarkable na- 
ture lately happened in the envi- 
rons of Beziers, in Languedoc. A 
labouring man coming home found 
a kite perched on the cradle of his 
child, and devouring it so greedily, 
tliat the father took the bird with- 
out any difHculty, but the child was 
so much injured as to be past re- 

While two boys were playing in 
a boat on the.Severn at Worcester, 
one 6^ them fell into the river, and 
must have perished^ had not a dog 
been incited to jump in after him : 
the animal reached the child just as 
he was sinking, and held him above 
the water until a boat was put off 
to his assistance. 

In the last debate on the Income 
Bill, Mr. Jolliffe said the expression 
of an old member was fully exem- 
plified : — " The country gentle- 
men were like sheep j sheer one, 
and you may sheer them all : but 
the commercial ones were like hogs ; 
touch but a bristle, and you have 
them all in an uproar-*' 
, A female servant who was hired 
as an ' experienced cook, was de- 
sired to prepare a hare for dinner. 
Aftey a considerable time had 
•lapsed, the mislre.^^s, anxious to see 

her dinner in a ^rward state of 
preparation, went into the kitchen> 
and found her servant busily em-, 
ployed, both with teeth and hands^ 
in plucking the hare instead of 
casing it! — ^' GoodG— d! Molly, 
you certainly never saw a hare . ix^ 
your^ife beibre?*' — '\ O yes. Mar 
dam, a great many in^Lord Talbot'^ 
park, running about, but I never 
plucked one in my life before. *- 

The late Mr. Lockman Was an 
eye-witness Lo the following, cir- 
cumstance : — Being at the house 
of Mr. Lee, a gendeman in Ches- 
hire, whose daughter was a fine 
performer on the harpsiciK); d, h^ 
saw a pigeon which, whenever the 
young lady played Mr. HandePs 
song of opera Si {in Admetus) 
. would fly from an adjacent dove- 
house,, to the window in the par-* 
lour, where she sat, and listened to 
it with die most pleasing emotion ; 
and the instant the song was over, 
would return to the dove* house. 

On Tuesday, June 17, a lame, 
horse, named the Duke of Clarence, 
only fifteen hands high, the property 
of a German pork butciier, in 
Tooley street, ran against time for 
a wager of thirty guineas, being 
allowed five hours to run thirty 
miles, carrying twelve stone. He 
started from the one-mile stone on 
the Shoreditch road, and ran six- 
teen miles out, ajnd back again, in 
four hours and sixteen minutes ! ! 

A remit Stratagem, — The sur- 
render of Hohcntwiel is related irr, 
the following manner. — The Com- 
mandant received an order from the 
T>uke of Wurtemburg, that on the, 
same day he should receive a rein- 
forcement of 500 men, 'for whom 
he should order bread to be baked 
immediately. Soon afterwards a 
body of troops made its appearance, 
dressed in Imperial and Wurtem- 
berg uniforms, who were admitted 
into the fort, when the fVaud was 
discovered, and i.. r.ppeaiCd that the 

T 2 order 



Snorting hitelUgence. 

order was forged, and that the pre- 
tended reinforcements' were French 
soldiers in disguise. This fortress 
had been famous ever since the 
thirty ^'ears war. In the 17th cen- 
tury, it had freqiiently been be- 
sieged, but never conquered; and 
during the whole of the present 
war, it had never been in the pos- 
session of the French or tlie Aus- 
triaiis, but always remained in tlie 
hands of the Dukexjf Wurtemberg. 
It is situated on a high rock, which 
commands a prosped of (he raoun- 

"^ tains of Switzerland and Tyrol: 
forty acres of land, which it pos- 
seses, almost entirely supply it with 
provisions : and in many respects it 
may be compared with the fortress 
of Koningstein in Saxony. 

On Tuesday, June 17, Captain 
Bowles, of the Shaftesbury Volun- 
teers^ undertook, for a wager, to 
ride on his own horse from Shaftes- 
bury to Salisbury twice, beinj^ a 
distance of thirty miles, in ^he 
course of sixteen hours, and per- 
formed it with great tease in four- 
teen hours and an iialf. 

On Wednesday, June 11, at 
Monkvvcarmouth-shoie, a young 
roan, a baker, undertook for a tri- 
fling wager, to pick up one hundred 
stones, at a hundred yards distance, 
in fifty minutes, whicii he performed 
ill lbrty*two with apparent ease. 
• On Saturday, June 2^1, a gen- 
tleman, of Fuiham, was fined iivti 
pounds, for employing a man with 

' an Unlawful net to fish in the 
Thame %. An attorney attended at 
the Mansion-house to exculpate the 
odence: but the Lord Mayor said 
— '* I am under the necessity of 
fining poor fishermen, who violate 
the law for a precarious livelihood ; 
and f will not excuse this gentle- 
man." The attorney paid the fine. 
As Edward Oatcs, under gar- 
dener to his Grace the Archbishop 
ot" York, was lately attempting to 
take a hawk's nest, he was so vio- 

lently attacked by the birds, as to 
occasion him to ^1 from tlie tree, 
and he was unfortunately killed o» 
the spot. 

The Duke of York lost two of 
his horses at Ascot Heath, on Tues* 
day in the race week. Dnringiho 
race they were given in charge to 
a person, who soon disappeared 
with them, and nothing has since 
been heard either of hi^i or the 

A farmer in a neighbouring 
county, lately lost three horses, va- 
lued at seventy pounds, through 
the ignorance of CHie of his ser- 
vants, who with a view of givine 
, the animals fine coats, administered 
to them, in their food, so much 
roll- brimstone, that they died in a 
few days after. The intestmes of 
one of the carcases that was opened, 
contained near a pound of the sul- 
phur. The man has absconded, 
and it is to be hoped that the ef- 
{^% of his misconduct, will prove 
a caution to other servants against 
tampering with their masters cattle 
in the same way. 

A person of Crosslaiid-hedge,near 
Huddersfield, was lately enriched 
with the following increase of stock 
and family. — At six o'clock in the 
morning, one of his cows was deli-^ 
vered of two calves ; and at seven 
a heifer of one calf: at nine his sow 
was brought to bed of eleven pigs, 
and before noon his* wife presented 
him with twin heirs to all these 

Major Semple, of great noto- 
riety, by a promise to retire to some 
foreign country, has got leave of ab- 
sence from Tatnil-fields. 

An Irish actor taking leave of 
his auditors, is made to say, " This 
cannot — nay, must not be conclud- 
ed, without repeating again, , and 
yet again, that the swell of grati- 
tude 'm a generous, a gallant pub- 
lic, roils the billow ot" feeling be- 
yond the feeble tide of expression." 


*■ '• <\ r 



( «45 ) 




[The Etchirtg for ihc present Month'i 
Magazine; is taken from the following 
Poem, called the Scenehy of the 
Chase. — OurArtisr, it roust be conir 
fusedy has been' a little too free in the 
delineation of spme of his Figures ; as, 
however, the Group is ir^ Miniature, 
and not executed with a Design to of- 
fend the Eye of Delicacy, we hope it 

' will he viewed as a Thing to laugh at, 
and not sketched from any immoral 
Priaciple. 3 



THE horses run, the chaises fly, 
What noise in every niacc? 
Pray come, my friend, and'lct us see 
The pleasures oi: a race. 

what numbers now are trudging on ! 

Observe how quick their pace ! 
On foot, on horse, in chaise and coachy 

All hastening to the race 

R^afk how many; huts and booths^ 

In every part wc trace ; 
r.or selling brandy, beer, and gin. 

To those who see the race. 


What numbers spend their money here^ 
And. health and soul unbrace ; 

And rob their families of bread. 
To spend it at the race. 

Tnat gentleman, so richly/dres»*d. 
Whose weli-fed horse now neighs j 

His fortune spends to train and fit 
*^>»vaags, to win the r;tce. 

Anose farmers' wives, and daughters gay, 

Who canter, trot, • pace \ 
*l^c rai«*d their bu.. .r, eggs, and cheese, 

To dress, and sec the racr 

■ w» 

That iwjor old wretch, who sprawling fits. 
And makes such odd grimace ; 

She in a barrow carries fruit. 
To revel, fair, and race ; 


But by ill-luck a one-horse chair. 

Which went a swinging pace 5 
This pocr old woman overtook, 

As she went to the race. 

Thtf driver saw she t4y'd in rain. 

Her barrow to replace ; 
So her anfll barrow overset, 
^And pressed towards the race. 

Now apples, nuts^and pears lay strcw'd^ 

A scramble then took place,* 
Between the idle girls and boys, 

Who came to see the race* 

That boy, w'ho runs along so fa^it. 

His master disobeys ; 
All work and duty quite forgot. 

So he can see the race. 

That mother, who shdu'd be at home. 

Her idje turn betrays ,• 
With two young infants in her arms, 

She goes to see thc<race. 



The people now to yonder stands. 

All flock to get a place ; 
And ail imp;<tient are (o see. 

This long-expe£led race. 

The horses sr*rt, the spcrt begins. 

And ail with rapture gace ; 
The jockies »d their parry-dress. 

With joy begin the race. 

Each panting horse with labour strive?,. 

The others to outpace j 
The knowiog-ones fc>cgin tobett. 

And wager on the race. 




But how it rains! how black the clouds! 

The heaven's shower down apace ; 
All run and scaoiper, wet to skioi 

Who came to see the race. 

What means that crash ? what mean those 
screams ? 

That bustle and amaze ? 
I fear yon crourled stand is fall'ny 

The largest at the race. 

Alas! 'tis so. Confusion -dire 

Appears in every face ; 
And all lamt nt, and join to wi>hy 

They ne'er had seen the race. 

Kow broken limbs, and bri^ises ^d. 
Are seen thrQUghout the pl.icc; 

And numbeis from the stand are dragg'dy 
But not to see the race. 

Amidst the hurry which ensuesy 

A pick- packet conveys 
A farmer's watch and purse away^ 

Who came to sec the race.. 

At lengthy hard lot ! all dripping home. 

Some go for to retrace, 
The cause of time, of money lost, 

The mischiefs of a race. 


DAME Dowson was a granny grejff 
W ho threescore years and ten , 
Had pass'd her busy hour^* away, 

In talking of the mtii. 
They were b«r theme, at home, abroad, 
• At wake, and by the winter fire ; 
Whether it froze, oi bh:w, or thaw'd, 

In sun- shine, or i>\ shade, hei* ire 
Was never i . !m'd^ fur still she made 
Scandal her pleasure and ber trad^.~» 


A grard-daughicr Dame DoWson had, 

As fair as fair could be \ 
Lovely enough to make men mad ; 
For on her cheek's soft d«wi)y r«tf, 
Love secm'd in dimples to repose ; 
Her clenr blue eyes look'<« mildly bright. 
Like erhcr drops of liquid light, 
Or, sapphire geau, which Venus bore, 
When, for the silver- sanded shore, 

She left her native sea ! 

Annetta was the damsel's name, 

A pr -tty, soft, romnntic sound,. 

Such as a lover's heart jnay wound, 
And set bis fancy in ;i flame j 

For ha.i rhcmatd ';ccti cbristen'd Joan^ 
Or Dchv)'- ih, or. iiesrcr, 
Ih^ little God h .ri co:.!!y press 'd her, 

Or let her quite alone. 

For magic is the silver sound, 
Which otten in a name is found. 

Annetta was belov'd, and she 

, To Edwlft gave her vuws j 
for Edwin was as brave a youth^ 
As ever ctaifti'd the meed of truth^ » 

And to reward such constancy. 
Nature that mied allows : 

B,ut old Dame Dowson cuuld m:t bear 

A yeutb so bra*ve-^^ maid so fair ! 

The Granny Grey, with maxims grave. 
Oft, to Annetta, lessons gave — 
And still the burthen uf the tale 

Was «* Keep the wicked wen avoay-^^ 
« For, sbou'd their ioiJy arts prevail, . 

« Ybu'llsurel- rue the day !" 
Annetta blush'd, i»nd proiuised, the 
Obedient to her wiU.would be. 

But Love, with cunning all his own, 
Wculd never l<!t liw maid miotic ^ 
And tho* she dar'd not see her lover. 
Lest Cranny should the deed discover, 
Shr, for a woman's weapon, still 
From Cupid's pinion pluck'd a quill—— 
And with it prov'd, that human an 
Cannot confine the femaJe heart. 

At length an assignation she 

Wi h Edwin slity made; 
It was beneath an ^Id oak tree, 

Whose widely spreading shade 
The pale Moon's beams contriv'd to break • 
For many a tillage Lever's sake. 

But Enwy has a Lynx's eye j ' 
And Granny^ Dowsoa cauiious wtnt 
Before, to spoil their merriment — 

Thinking no creature nigh. 

Young Edwin came, and at thd tree 
The watchful Crandant found j 

Straight to the village hastened he. 

And summoning his neighbours roun^y 

The hedge-rows tangled boughs amon^, 

Conceal'd the lis('ning,wond'ring throng.. 

Now t« Dame Dowson he repairs, 

And in his arms enfolds the Granny ; 
Kneels at her feet, and fondly swears 

He will be true as any ; 
Embraces her with wcU-feign'd bli^. 
Prints on h rlips the smoth'ring khs ; 
On tike green tu«f beside her lywgy 
Pours loi(h his ardent soul— r in sighing. 

The D imc was silent — for the Lomer 

Would, wl'.etj she spoke. 
She fear' d, discover 

Her envious joke;—- 
And sbe was too well pleas'd t^ be 
In haste tu end the Qomcdj, 



P O E T R Y. 


MNr saddcrtly fShom ev'ry bush 
The Tillage ihrongs impatient msh ; 
M^ith shotiting, and with boisc'roas glee. 

Dame Dowson they pursue ; 
And from the bruatl oak's canopy. 

O'er moon- light fields of sparkling dew> 
They bear, in trium^, theOA/ Dame, 
Bawling, with loud buzzes, her name : 
Andcv'ryday they went m throngs, 
With wanton jest, and sportive songs, 
'Till Granny of hrr spleen repented ; 

And to \onng £dwi&'s ardent prayV| 
To take, for life, Anetta fair^ 

Al last COttS<NTEDl 


And should this T^fe fall in the way 
Of Levers crosi'd, or Granma Grey, 
Let them confess 'tis made to prove 
T'be "Wisest beads-^tw weak for Love ! 




Ftr which he received the Prize 9/ the Cdd 
Cup from the Harmonic Society, 

COM£ thou soul-reviving Cup, 
AfMi vry thy healin^^ art ; 
Light the Fancy's visions up— > 

-And warm my wasted heart! ' 
TftocK urith flowing riAts of bli«s 

Memory's fading dream ; 
Give Ac, while thy lip I kiss, 
•The heavNi rhtat's •in rtiy stream ! 

U thy «rfiinC the I.yric Muse 

Ever dipp'd her wing^ 
Anatnsoii fed upfen thy dews,' 

And Horace drain'd thy sprm^ ! 
I, too, humblest of the train, 

There my tpirk Qnd, 
Freshen there my languid brain— 
' And sK>ne my vacant mind ! 

^hien, blest Cup, tiy fires dtviife 
fierce thro* Time's dark Tcign, 

All the Joys that once were mine 
t'in^tch tnm Deftth agftin ; 

And, tho* oft fond Anguish rise 
•©'er my inekiog wind, 

nope still starts to Sorrow's eyes— 
And drihkt rhe tear btfh'md ! 

Ne*er, sweet Cup, was Vot'ry blest 

More thro' Life than me ; 
And that Life, with grateful br6a«t| 
^ Tht>u seest I "give to thee! 
M«dst thy rose-wreath'd Nymphs I past 
' *Mifih»« 6 w«et hottf s away ^ 
^'«*»'d, while Time runs thro* the glas$ 
To fancy** brighter day ! 

Then, magic Cup, ag^in for ms 

Thy pow'r creative tiy j 
Again let hop?-fed Fancy see 

A hear'n in Beauty '-^ ye! 
O, lift my lighten'd t^eari away 

On Pleasure's downy wing. 
And let it*o :aste rhr*r •••'ns to-Atf 

To-morrow may n9t hrmg! 


{ Bang the Origin of a Fibular Phrase )» 

AT-'ilor, you rausl underscand, 
Dwe'.tat a place called Samercandg 
Tho' strAiigc, he did not find it hard 
To live aad thrive in a Chuj wh-yar<i; 
And, free from caic, did g''^ Ii!<i bread 
Among the tomb-ston^^ .ina the dead. 
Whether emploved by Parish clcnic^ 
Or ResurrtSifm-men, ('b .sc stwirks, 
Tliut for Old N ex. don't care a button. 
An bartci human flesh iik«; muttou^j 
Or whether 'twas the tailor's fancy. 
The Poet neither knows or can say: 
But'tw.'vs his rule to count the number 
Of those that took a lasting slumber; 
And when the giave ii tenant got. 
He cast a button in a Pot 
Of china, earthen^warc, or del^ 
Phc'd for the purpose on a shelf j 
And every month did calculate 
How- many left this mortal state. 
i^l length grim Death attack'd poor %w^ 
And his slight tiiread of life did clip! 
The Tailor's friends, in wooden closet^ 
His remnant quickly did deposit. 
For hungry worms a luscious tr«ar. 
Whilst hungry heirs his cabbage tzt, 
A brother stitch one day did pass 
The shop, where oft' he'd drank a ghss 
Of cool Sherbet^ for Moslem's think 
C»r,a most sinful dram to drink j 
Alas! if Mah'med's law's a justonCy 
III Britain there is many a curst one. 
That daily takes, in shape of gii^ 
. A belly full of deadly sin. 
But I digress — a fault, 'tis true, 
With Authors not entirely new» 
Su:pris'd the Tailor, vitw'dthe board, 
Deserted by its former Lord> 
And tsk'd if Age, disease, or debt. 
Had render'd Snip's old tinone to let ? 
« Friend," s»id a wag, upon the spot, 
« He, with the rest, is gone to pot,*' 




AS Hodge, one day, .was swek'riAg in 
in the sun, 
A dry old dog| yet a true child of fun ; 




I ) 

Sir Srmon qudc^ io kc his man so bUthe» 
F^ntiiyg beneath the labour of bis scythea 
For Hodge had risen ere the ci^rly dawOf 
*Twas now high noon, nor yet cleao sbav'd 

rhe la^m. 
Ifttch had he done, which he was pleaft'd 

to vi<;W) 
Biftt curs'd the little that remained to do. 
His ajrms were weary, and his aged back 
Saem'dev'ry sincw^at each bend, tocrack; 
At ev'ry stroke, the drops of sweat fast 

tkywn the roogfi furrows of his time- 

pIoQgh'd face. 
Aad still be stops, though he can scarcely 

To sweep his dewy forehead with his 

hand ; 
Witb-freqaent rubbir>gs whets his ling'riog 

And sigks for er'ning, and the fresh'niog 

Kowold Sir Simon was ss queer a soul, 
A& Hodge himself, but nothing like so 

droll : 
He had some wit, and thought that he bad 

As many a greater wit has done before ; 
And reanyanother, wemay well maintain, 
Has done «o since, and will do so again. 
,•* Hodge,** says Sir Simon, "you can't' 

well be dry, 
For you are wet enough, I see, to fry ; 
Kow had you been but dry enough to burn^- 
A jug of ale had done you no ill-turn !'* 
Hodge smrlM at vcvj mention of the nappy ; 
But at the sight, was wond'iously moit 

happy : 
For now* Sir Simon, having had his joke, 
Drew the full pitcher from beneath his 

Hodge seis'd with eager hand the foaming 

prize ; 
Anc^ heaven-ward raising both his grateful 

Fast down lis throat the welcome liquor 

Hor heeds his master, loudly though he 

roars— ^ 
<* Stap, ttodge t ' why, Hodge ; zounds ; 

Hodge, why don't you stop ? 
I'm thirsty too ; zounds ! Hedge, leave 

me a drop!" 
Sir Simon bawPd as loud as he could 

But Hodge ne'er stopp'd, till he had swaU 

low'd all. 
As slowly, now, he paiiting gains his 

breaihi - • 

That seem'd awhile o*ermatch'd by strug- 
gling dcath-t* 

« Hodge,*' wys Sir SimoB, •** pry'thce 

canst not heir ? 
Whj, zounds! I bade thee not driak all 

the beer ! 
Deuce take thy throat, mine's hoarse with 

so much bawl ; 
I've half a mind to ram down jug and alL 
I told thee I was dry as well as thee ; 
But not a drop, plague take thee, is left for 

Hodge now affeded wonderful surprize, 
And just like a pig's jus^ stuck app&ar'd 

his eyes — 
** Lord, Sir," says Hodge, seeipingly vast 

Though bent by trick to pacify the knight, 
** Ise be main sony thus to give offence; 
But, to a person of your worship's sense^ 
Ise need not say, for that would be absurd, 
While a man drinks be oe'er can bear one 

<^ Not hear while drinking V* straight Sir 

Simon cries, 
•« Why, siirc'—why, sure, Hodge— -that 

can never be ! 
Egad, I'll fetch another jug, and sec." 
Away the knight, with his best speed, 

then went. 
To find the truth, as told by Hodge, iatent| 
And Hodge, mean time, contrived the 

means to make 
Sir Simon, wha( he said, for Gospel take. 
«< Now, Hodge," the knight, returoing, 

cried, ** we'll try 
if what you tell. me truth be, 'or a lye. 
I'll drink, and you must bellow — ^< Stop, 

stop, stop ! 
Do, pray. Sir,'- you may add, ** leave ne 

a cbrop." 
This, when I. hear, I certainly will do ; 
So,as I df ink,remember,Hodge,bawl yog." 
Sir Simon heav'd the pitcher to his head; 
Hodge op'd his mouth, but not a word he 

Yet gap'd so wide, there seem'd abundant 

The fellow meant to tear from ear to car. 
** This truth,' so strange," to Hodge Sir 

Simon cried, 
** I ne'er would have believ'd bad I not 

Thus, Hodge, it is, though li^e wears htt 

Wiser and wiser, we grow every day ! 
This time thou hadst, 1 fairly own, roost 

brains, : 

So freely rake the liquor for thy pains." 
Hodge thus got paid for playing off his wit f. 
A ndpleas'd his master w«s,tho* he wasiMc: 
Convinc'd that hehadgain'd a wrinkle mora 

No matter where«*thao e'er k^ bad bdiuf* 

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Andevciy other Diversion interesting to the 


■ For JULY, 1 800. 

1 .1. 

Deaths of Eccentric Sportsmen, Ice. 151 

Epitaph on a Huntsman - • 15Z 
Mfi Hull/ in the Cjjurt of Common 

,. pleas ----.--• ibid 

The Game of Genoa; or II I^otto - 153 

Horse. Racing - - . - - 15^ 

Sporting Extraordinary - . - ibid 

Another Odd Fish ... ibid 
Pica for the Prcjjervarion of Rooks. . 155 
Curious Account of a Watch. ma- 

• Iter's Bill - - - • - J56 
Humourou > Pecururity. of the Great 

S^hriTce - - - - - ibid 

Angling in all its Branches - - 157 

A Horse del'vcr ng Oracles among • 

" the Sclavonians - -'• - - - 159 
Curious Mode of predicting futuie 

. Events. - - ^ - - - - 160 
Singular Combat between a WoIf 

and a Countryman • - - - 161 

£ngl;sh Aniuscmcots in Prussia - ibid 
"Si^hrce Thieves ; qj*, Hamet and Ber- 

. iiatd -------- 1 6z 

Anatomical Description of the Teeth 

• : of-Horics - - •--.- - - 164 

Account t)f the Prustian Rein- Deer 165 

^reililfe on HdrsCi -" - - - - 166 

On the Indian Game of Chess - 170 

Origin of Sandwich's - - - - 174 

Description of the Wardish Game ibid 

• Page 

Obi ;. or, Tfareei-fiogcT'd Jaok- 

^ c 

new Pantomime ------ 1^6 

Horse Cause tried before LoM EldoTf 1^9 

Bet at a Fooc Race tried bclor^'.dfXto . lis: 
Aftion, brought againft a 'Coach- 
master for th€ Unskilfulftes'sbf his 
Servant inovcrturi^ag a-Ba(:kuey 
Coach - ' . i. '-■'--' - - 
A Cad^e tried between^ Pidcdolcf «t 
Exeter 'Change and Mr, Saunders,- 
"about Wild Beasts *-"-'- - 
Djttoi for a Rap un thci KMkkl :- 
Panegyric on Dogs * - ^- .- - - 
Boxing Marches -* - V- - ^- 
Rules for the Game bf:0Mf eaf^d ^ * 
Boston • ------ j25 

Cricket Matches - - **^ - - ' xfej 
Feast of Wir - • - - ;- - - ^5 J* 
Spoj^ng Intcllig 'nee ^ - " * 

Crop and Pug - 





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Song in Obi f or, Three- fingcr'd 

.Jack^.- -• - -.- - .- - 
The Rose aild Strawberry, a Fabltt - 

Pizarro— A'Nc^ Song - . ^ • - 

Lines on ilic Cygnet Ciftcr --; - 

Lines on the bp^vsitfoi) made by the 

Duke of Clarence against- ' the>. 

Adultery Bill 

Racing Calendar - . . 


21 — 24 

[Embellished with a beautiful Engraving of SAILORS SHOOTING SEA 
i'pVVL, by Scott ; and an animated Etching of GREYliOUN'DS, by 




And Sold by J. VVheble, Warwick Square, Warwick Lane, near St. Paul's; 
C. Chapple, 66, Pall-mall, opposite St. James's Place; J. Booth, Duke 
Street, Portland Place; John Hilton, at Newmarket; and by every 
Bookseller and Stationer in Great Britain and Ireland. 



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J. J. t* wiQ p«feeffe> we have paid due attention to the Epitaph on the 
Huntsman) and his useful oommQnications in prose. 

KasFECTiVG the smutty verses transcribed by our Old Correspondent,^ 

' firom the window at Reading, while upon the road to Bath, we think he 
nught have contrived some other way to have told the public of that 
journey, andcf hisiewffj' at the Inn : — Yet, as some excuse for him, it is 
to be inferred, that the sensual appetite being very strong in him at that 
{nrticniar period, he did not exert tiie boasted faculty of reason^ nor like a 
flakiofktr^ look forward to future consequences \ on the contrary, he was 
blinded by propensities, which, instead of being published in 6pen day- 
Eght, ought to be confined to their native air, in a brothel or pot-house. 

Z. who has sent us some verses on the Violet, is reminded, that we 

are not to be imposed upon by a new signature, or another hand. If this 

if^ere really the first poetical attempt, an anachronism and a solecism ia. 

. tlie first^scAn lines, would induce us seriously to persuade him to make 

it the Usu 

The tkientific Communications of Equinus are received, and will enrich 

our next number. 
Captain Snug, at Fairy Camp, we hope, will immediately exculpate^ 
the usual ddiverer of his letters. All his pieces are received, and ex- 
cepting those on his. Majesty, will appear among the Poetry. — The for- 
mer is out of time, and had previous insertion m most of the Country 


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For JULY 1800. 

SAiXiORs-SaooTiKG SeA Fowl. 

[An Engraving, by Mr, Scatt.] 

AN iDgenious young gentleman, 
whilst on .an oxcuision along 
the poast of Kent last winter, made 
a very neat drawing of ' Saihrs 
Skiaoting Sia-FowJ on the b^acb ; JW 
Ihe subjed was .suitable to our 
:Miscell«iny, we caused it to be eo.- 
graved. With what success the 
designer and engraver have per- 
forn^ed their parts, we iiiust leave 
tte encouragers of our Work to de- 


Beaths ofEccentricSports- 

MEN, &C. 
[From a Cone^pondcnc] 

|\IED a short time since at Wal- 
'*-^ cot, near Bath, John Hooper, 
ES(Ji — This Esquire was oneof tijose 
extraordinary characters, which dis- 
poses contemplative men to a mi- 
^nthropic disposition. He is sup- 
JJosed to have died possessed of 
.three tl^ousand pounds a year, 
.though his origin was little better 
iban a day-labourer^ . But extreme 
penury, possessing lands contiguous 
«^ Bath, a long life, and an ex- 
tremely avaricious disposition, can 
jvork wonders.. He lived in a mean 
house, opposite Walcot ciiurch- 
y^rd ; the inside of which^ >y.c.r*c 
wall^ originaUy white-washed, and 
^niamented with some coarse hunt- 
'*,§• prints, and annually a Poor 



Robin's Almanack. Hekeptafett 
meagre dogs, for coursing was his 
only pastime, and boiled haret, in 
general^ were hi« and Ms servahb 
ibod ; though, it is said, he n^W and 
then exchanged a hare with his 
butcher for a bit of inutton. He 
died at the age of 'seven ty*ixve» 
leaving behind liims^sverai^neoci* 
sitous relations, withmpst Qf whom 
he lived inconstant warfare | and 
that in possession of an immense 
fortune, he was still miserablsu 

Lately at Exeter, Mr. fohn 
Dicker: he was a nati^e^of Yotl;- 
«hire,'^wiiefe he served his appren- 
ticeship to a sadlerj butfindiag the 
countrjf did not afford sufficient 
scope for his ingenuity, he went to 
London, and soon acquired great 
esteem. in the different branches of 
sadlery, jjarticularly in his invention 
of a huntiiigts^ie, allowed by thf 
most eminent judges in horsemaiv* 
ship, to excel all others fht its easy 
sitting, fitting all horses, ^nd safet/ 
lo the rider. His extensive com- 
missions ibr them, not only ta 
England, but most parts of Europe^ 
Turkej', and the West-Indief, tor 
.their merit. ^% .a sportsman, he 
was not less .conspicuous, being de- 
clared ap able judge by all 4he 
Gentlemen of the Turf in the 
\y Astern counties, of tlie breed, 
diseases, and management of horses* 
At the age of seventy, he rode, 
and won a match over the course 
•oX Bodmin. He was of a g^nerousg 
open principle; of a penetrating 

Us and 

X52 Efiitapk — Mr. Hu'll, in tie Court cfConimon Pleas. 

and lively imagination^ constantly 
employed in some useful discove* 
lies, and possessing accomplish- 
ments seldom found in persons of 
his station. He stood unrivalled in 
his profession upwards of sixty 
years, and di^d universally la- 

Epitaph on a Huntsman, 

in the church-yard of pil- 
^ ton, near barnstaple, in; 
, djevonshire. 

-.HERE lies John Hayne, who died 
the ISlh day of January, 1797, in 
the 40ih .year of. his age, much 
regretted by his master, WiUiam 
.Bsirbor, of . Foemington, Esq. to 
yvi'Itom he .wa$ a iaithful servant 
. t wen ty - five.y ears, 

! *Ti.sdqnt! the last great debt of Na- 

tuie's paid, 
-H«yne amongst the num'rousl dead is 

O'er hills and jdaks, thro' woods, o'er 

mountains} rocks, 
"XVlth k^cnest ardour l»c pursuM th« fox j 
Hcedlcjs of danger, stranger lo dismny, 
Diuntless thro* obitacJcs he. held his way ; 
•But now, ala^ ! no more his bosom beats, 
High in, forgotten are his fcati ; 
|iis ardour boots him not, for here are 

J^e'er overleap'^ by huntsmen, horse, or 

hounds. . ' » 
Here was hi» course arrested— then draw 

^jSons of thfs c}ia$e| <*nd ^rPp. thf piteous 

tear ; 
Kow o'er his tomb, whilst you impas- 

sion'd bend, 
And pensive* think of your departed 

friend ; 
Jicp at tJhc Talc convey 'd in sinr^plp jtrain, 
i^nd sighing say, here lies poor hpnest 

Hayne. ' 

.And on the 5th instant died, the 
nia.«?ter of John Hayne, William 
Jiarbor, of Frcmington, Esq. — tfis 
dl^th wai; occasioned by a fall 
from his horse, on his return from 
Barnstaple on tlie preceding e\^cn- 
ing/ ' He was allowed to'be a keen 

sportsman» and possessed as fine a 
stud of hunters, and as good a pack 
of hounds, as any in the county 
of Devonshire; 

Mr. HutL, IN THE Court of 
Common Pleas. 

THE above gentleman,' an 
eminent horse-dealer, having 
been waiting several days with 
his family in the Court of Common 
Pleas, in order to give evidence in 
an unimportant cause— Good, i/^-- 
sus Ovv EN, for slander ; he at length 
was called up, and desired to relate 
what he knew pf the business. — 
** Know of it,'* replied he, ■" I 
know nothing of it, and ye£ I be- 
lieve it will be the ruin of my fa- 
mily. I am subpoenaed, and my 
wife is subpcenaed, and my daugh- 
ter is subpcenaed, and my boy is 
subpGenaeci, and my maids are sub- 
pcenaed, and yet none of us know 
any thing about the matter. Tom, 
to be sure, did say something, but 
I suppose he had been drilled, as 
Sam Croseley used to drill his wit- 
nesses. He has been waiting in 
court for this cause these, three days, 
and his bead is now so stuffed with 
law, that he can talk about nothing 
else. He was Ibrmerly a main 
stupid, an honest, and obliging 
lad ; but now, when I desire him 
to go to the hay -field, he speaks to 
me about subpcenas and a61ions, a^icl 
verdids, and says he must attend 
his duty in the Court of Commoii 

Serjeant Shepherd. " Who v^'i^s 
Sam Croseley ?" 

Witness. " A lawyer, and not- 
withstanding, the best friend I ever 

Lord Eldon. " How did he be« 
friend you?'' 

Witness. *' If your Lordship 
will give me leave, Til tell you pre- 
sently'."' I was one night sitting in 
a conee-house with Sam, and after 
- . • • • he 

« -< 

TheGame of Ganoai'^or^ Il~JUtti. 


be had got about half seas over, be 
suddenly exclaimed, * I diJ Oliver 
Oddfellow to-day ('twas thus he 
always denominated Lord Mans- 
iield) J I queered him.' I asked 
how he was able ? He replied, I 
can When I please, and I proceed 
thus : Before a cause is to be 
tried, I Jay hold of each of the wit- 
*ne5ses j I pump out of him every 
word of truth he contains, and then 
cram him full of lies to answer my 
purpose. When he is placed in 
the >\'itness box, up they come pure 
and adulterated, dupe old Oliver 
and his [jurymen, and bring oF my- 
self and ray client with flying cp.- 
lours.* From th^t day, my Lord, 
.1 have never g^ue to law. I once 
told the story, td^ord Mansfield; 
when he was able, Tor la^ighing, he 
asked me how I kept out of the 
.Courts, since I was a great horse- 
dealer. I answered, that • when X 
was ill the hands of a gentleman, I 
thought I could not be in better- 
hands ; and when I had to do with 
a blackguard, it would be absurd 
in me to make things wprse, by 
applying to another. Lord Maps- 
field said, * Hull, you're very right; 
I highly commend you.' 

Serjeant Shepherd. " Where is 
your friend Croseley now?" 

Witness. ''Soon after his bro- 
ther was hanged, he was sent upon 
his travels.*^ 

The whole Court was convulsed 
with laugh ter.-p As soon as order 
>yas restored. Lord Eldon summed 
up the evidence, and the Jury found 
a verdid for the plaintifl', with one 

shilling damages. 

■ '■ ' 

The Game or Genoa; or, 
li. Lotto. 

[From a. French Travclltr.] 

AS in the late government of 
Genoa, it was necessary that. 
twice in the year, the names and , ^^^ outMv.<i.»^v. v..^j.. j/*M».»a »mv.h^i^iiv«« 
surnames of one' hundred . npblev I it to indlvid.uals*-;-lij Ji,i)g, the 11991QS 

ishould be ? taken,»in ord|sr 4hat fya 
should be chosen out ofthem.f^^r 
officers in the government, in the 
room of five others that w^nt out, 
a new species of play, or insurance, 
was in process of time formed, oat 
of this circumstance. — A company, 
it seems, having estaMished a funi, 
the people were at liberty to ensujee 
the choice or coming up of one, 
two, three, four, or five, of these 
names, for a certain sum. This 
game is said, to bear, some re- 
semblance to what is called ihgi 
Royal Stock by the English, and 
from Genoa, to have spread almost 
all over Italy, and like every other 
species of public gambling, to have 
' become so alarming at length, as \p 
indute the Sovereigns of Italy ^ to 
prohibit it in their estates, bonie 
of the Popes, went fiarther; they 
condemned the payer and the re- 
ceiver of money, on these occasioQS, 
to the gallies. But as these prohibiti- 
ons only- tended to increase the avi- 
dity of the people, to continue in the 
use of tfiis destruclive amusement, 
Vidor Amedius, tlie first of the name, 
Kingof Sardinia, findinghe could not 
put a stop to it, took the more pru# 
dent resolution of sharing the . prci- 
fits vyith the holders pf capital, who 
took, what we must call insurances 
upon these pames ; and, in a word, 
he farmed out the privilege for so 
doing. Frorn hence,asinour Lot^ 
tery, Licensed Offices were e3ta* 
blished ; .and, as the fiVQ magice^ 
names annually chosen at Genoa, 
was slill the animating soul of the 
business, Kke the drawing of ouf 
capital numbers, they were always 
sent, ify expres^^ to the most distant 
parts of Italy, where the so-called in- 
surances were taken. And froqcijthif 
beginning, in Sardinia, theEmptsror, 
the King of, and, ail ,th<j 
rest of the f.taliant'rii^ces,nQtoi>ly le^ 
gaU:^ed th<[;gajnc, but als^ CQi^Uivea 
to sharej-J^e vast, prpiils arisiijg frQm 



r J4 ^ Sp^t$f Estrat^dkmr^Anotier Odd Fish. 

' tt these Genoese in (Jiis case, ai^ 
•#wer exadiy to ibe numbers in- 
- Mred in eur Lottery ; bot to pre- 
' vent too hafd a ran upon «ny one 
^ Che former, it seems (hat the par- 
< titular names in the book of each 
. receiver, are transcribed into ano- 
. tfaer genertd book, which being ex- 
aastned by the Capitalbts, when- 
. ever tiiey find any name so much 
insured as to render the payment 
'dillicule, the different offices have 
private ' instructions not to receive 
'any more insurances upon that 
Jiaroe; for this purpose, the in- 
surers are put off by frivolous ex- 
cuses — dreams, divinations, and 
eoiijeflures of every kind, it seems, 
T^x^ also made use of among the 
common people to insure success, 
•in which particular there was, be- 
tween them and the English mal- 
tttude^an exad resemblance. 

Horse Racing. 

ON Monday the 26th of A prij, 
1800; a Hunters' Purse of 
pjlty Pound, weight ibr age, was 
JUn ^t at Castor, Lincolnshire.— 
Pour )Ts old, 1 1st. 2lb. ^v^ yrs old, 
-list. lOlb. six yrs old, l^st. lib. 
«2id aged, i2st. 4lb. wliich was 
.won by 

Wr. Edward Currer Hol- 

gate's ch. g. Pontac, aged 1 1 

Mr. Charles S\van*s b- g. 

Anthony, 5 yrs old 2 2 

Mr. Osborne's br g. Glan- 
cet, 5 ^x^ old - 5 dr 

. Sporting ExTRAORDiNAay. 

THE spcdtators at the Review, 
on Nionday July the 23d, in 
Hyde Park, were extremely di- 
«%rted by a ckase^ which was run 
in a very tupM manner by a pick- 
pocket, and about two hun(;lred of 
XhK mMity, Poor Fih% haVfn*^ 
^lade an unsiiceessiul atiempt on a 
» silk handkei^iief, thrr-js off in 

[ very ktgh sijU towards Jyhtm turn- 
pike — Briddayers, barbers, soldiers, 
and dustmen, giving him vojy hlli« 
Itnp, were immediately iaid on, and 
ram kirn in view towards the. gate, 
which it is supposed he would 
have reached, had he not been 
headed by a ckiotttey-s-wecper. The 
thief then, being very hard fressei^ 
made a most capital dwhle, and at- 
tempted to take etver in Kensington 
Gardens ; but finding this imprac- 
ticable, he stood at hof^ under the 
Uxbridge Road-wall, where he 
Was surrounded and taken, after a 
very hard run of eight minutes and % 
half, during which time > the pack 
were not once at fault. We can* 
not compliment the hunt on their 
condu6l afterwards, for, not con- 
tent with cutting off his brushy tliey, 
in a verynnsportsman-like manner^ 
obliged the maUfk-finger* d captiw to 
undergo the fleasant ,c&^xs^x\y of 
ducking in a stagnant iditch, which 
had ^^ly property but cleanliness 
and had for several years been the 
undisturbed residence of efts, toads, 
&c. He was then allowed to de** 
part, and exhibited a very singular 
appearance, being literally a vidk* 
ing pillar €f mud! The pack opened 
on the occasion vociferously, tliough 
not melodiously ; and being much 
fatigued by the severity of the 
ci)ase, retired to tlie friendly shade 
of {he chesnut- trees, where they 
recounted their exploits, and en» 
joyei^ the delights of 

« A glass of g-od gin, anH a sllct of go«d 
l^ingerbrcad, •- 

Anotber Odd Fish. 

A Fisherman of Naples, having 
-^^ been lately a fishing on the 
Coast, near the Magdaien Bridge, 
was .mifprtunately devoured by ? 
large 5ea-I)og, in sight pf several 
otlier fishermen, who had the ^oo4 
fortune to make their escape. 
These men haviug considered die 



pivfgdKc thatnNHislcr wpuld cattse 
tu tiicir fishing) and being resolved 
to revenge the death of their com- 
panion, caused several ironinstru* 
znents to be made, and among 
others, tome large boc^i. Being 
thus provided^ they put to sea in 
tome pretty strong barques, and 
having discovered that fish on the 
sixth of June last, threw tbeir 
hooks wit|i largQ piofies ol* iiorse- 
fleshto cove^ thezn^ but tbe S^a* 
I>og, either baving no fancy to that 
meal, or fearing the snare, would 
not bke; whereupon, tbe fisher- 
men threw a rope into tbe sea, with 
a running knot, and some other 
fiesh therein, arid tyed to die ship 
both aids of the rope. The fish 
having greedily devoured themeat^ 
advanced with such a force, that 
his head^ot through the knot, and 
Was caught therein ; and the fish- 
ermen drawing at tbe same time 
the ends of the rope, the fish made 
e]itraordtnafy efibrts to extricate 
himself, and in one of them cast 
himself upon a shallow^ and broke 
bis neck. Titb fish was drawn 
upon the shore, and being mea^ 
sared, was found twenty Neapo- 
litan palms long. His mouth was 
excessive wide, having three rows 
. of teeth, ki the form of a saw, in 
the npper jaw, and but one in the 
under. He had on each side a fin 
three palms long, and one upon the 
back longer than the others. His 
tail Blade a bow six palms long ^ 
and his belly was fouilecn palms 
about. It weighed sixteen can- 
tares, which is about four hundred 
.weight. They opened his body 
ike next day, and found therein a 
great quantity of fish> with part of 
the skull of a man, two legs, part 
of the back-bOne, and the ribs, 
whicb were judged to be thts menl- 
hei% of the unibrtunate fisherman, 
who bad been devoured some days 
be^re. -The Councit of Health 
caused tbeit £sb to b# buried before 

it stunk, l«st it sboold bave bfed iH 

i\ldrovandi, ip bi$. third book^ . 
gives a long account of this kiiKi^oiiF 
6hark, or Dog*Fish : It wns^ fayt, 
he, known to tho ai>cien^ by thtt: 
name of Canis Carcbariits, wbidi. 
be prove$ by the authority of Flifiy^ 
and several other ancient authors. 
He adds, ti^t h« loves hunfian flesk 
t;xceedingly^ and that this i^ on^^ of 
the chief reasons why people d^' 
not eat the fiesh of thi« &h, tbougli> 
it be ^^"^ white, and of good- 

Tiiis fish, it is added, was none dt. 
tbe biggest of the kind' ^^i^g it' 
weighed only four hundred pouods.i 
john^toiv (in his Natural Hi$tory of 
Fishes, article ^0 t^Ik^ of one be* ' 
ing of the middle size, weighiogj 
about eight hmidred pounds. 


OF Rooks. 

To the Editors of the SfORTiif d 

gentlemen, _ . . ^ 

I Flatter myself^ that in favour of 
Rwh, you will insert this plea, 
from experience, copied firpm the 
Newcastle Chronicle. 

" We have lately seen one of. 
those Caterpillars*^ or Siugs^ wh ich in 
many parts of this neighbourhood,' 
have of late done so much mischief 
to the young grain. lis depreda-' 
tion« are confined to the roots, 
which, like the SUth among qua- ' 
drupedsjt it totally destroys before it 
quits its hold; and it must be con- 
fessed, tliat the structure of its 
mouth, but too well qualifies it for. 
the work of destru^ion. ^o gi^eat . 
indeed, are tlie ravage? of this rep- 
tile, fhat we are assured, in a field of 
barley belonging to a person in this ' 
town, for whicli the o%vner, three 
weeks ago, would not have takt^n 

* Grubi would be the Utter t<>mv 

" ^ " ' lOOl. 

1^6 Humourous PedtiktrHy of i-fit^ Great Shrike,^ 

M)L n^t-a pennyworth w now re- 
maining;! — On this important sub- - 
jeft, ail ingenious correspondent- 
assures us, that nothing would so 
dflfedually prevent the further alarm- 
ing encrease of th.s noxious reptiie,' 
sstlie mttUiplicatibn, to* a certain - 
cdCtent, of j^otfi^iVj: for it has been 
fooud that tlie Rook^ and most other 
tfranivoroas bird?^, are highly useful- 
111 sweeping away mvriads of these- 
GaterpiUar^ a3 i^o^ for their young;- 
on^ which account, our correspon* 
dent farther- recommends .atl- sports- 
men to be sparing of the lives of 
&e Rook'^Wit Land-Rail^ and those 
Other birds^ which so largely con- 
tribute to the sustenance of' the 
luman race, by the extirpation of 
this greatest pest of the British 
C|»m field. " 

I beg leave to observe, that- the 
mtide here quoted (with the omis- 
sion of some few words) goes to' 
support what I have already stated, 
ii) a note to the second Edition of 
tlie Farmer's Boy. 

Cupel Loft» 

fo the Editors of /^^ Spouting 

JNotiiHgiam, July 22d, ISOO. 

. Gentleuen, 

IHave enclosed a paper, which 
was put into my hand this 
morning by a Watch-maker of this 
town. Perhaps you may think it 
worth inserting in your entertain- 
ing Magazine. I am, Sir, 

A Constant Subscriber. 

. ^ Pigott, Watch and Clock- 
maker, Bridlesmith-Gate, near the 
Henfj Cross, Nottingham. 

« Sells all Species of Trochilic Horo- 
Some circumgirated by internal Elators, 
Sdtne by external appended Ponderas, 
Su:ne Linguacuious/and sum; Tacitunul. 

•« Ab%truu Expreisions to Jiscuis 
Thi Ex^tuttioft fdUows tbut s 

' << Here. Clocks anA Watofiei, new in4 

old, . ^ 

Of various Sorts, arc .to be Sold ; ^ 
All wroug^it in Wheel -Work, tUm'd about 
By'Sprirtgs t«^ithin,or Weights without. 
SonacgYve thcHotsr by sounding Be!f, 
And some hy Hands more stleat tell ; 
Others I make, do swing so smooth. . . . 
No human Ear can bear them movcl" 


A Remarkable fad concerning 
tile LatUus .. cx^uhitor (^^j^d\ 
shrike of Pennant) has . lately J>?^n 
observed in America. Tliis bird is 
called by the Germaivcolonist^ of 
the United States l^eun-Tikiier 
(ttiae-kiUer) from a pradlice popu- 
larly attributed ^o it, of killing 
nine grasshoppers every day, and 
sticking them on the thorns about 
which it haunts. The lacl of its 
thus killing grasshoppers' by fsm- 
paling them, appears suflicientij as- 
certained, and it is equally proved, 
that these grasshoppers form n<> 
part of the iood of this bird. The 
common people attribute this sin- 
gular adlion to mere wantonness. 
Mr. Heck welder, however, who 
sends this account to the American 
Philosophical Society, supposes t(iat 
this extraordinary instinct is merely 
intended to serve the purpose of a 
lure, to entice the small birds to 
the spot, where the shrike sits in 
wait to devour them. 


] (An Etching,) 

LEAVING .our Artist this 
month to furnish us with an 
Etching, such as his fancy might di 
re6t, be has produced a pair of 
Greyhounds, in the highest pitch 
of exertion, and in the supposed 
pursuit of a Hare. Th^ subject re- 
quires no illustration here, and 
therefore we. content ourselves, 
with barely saying thus maclicoli- 
I cerning it. 



Tdyhr's AttgRng in aUin Branches. 



Anglihg iw all itsBranchbs 
By Samuel Taylor. 

(Coniintfed from fage \\\.) 


I^HE chief river of ihis county 
fs the Severn, which I have 
before noticed in the account of 
the rivers of Gloucestershire : but 
it being the river in which I first 
learned the art of angling in this 
county, I shall say something more 
of it herei 

. The Severn (in tJiis shire) is a 
very beautiful river. It often over- 
sows its banks, and runs with 
great violence^ owing to the raini, 
wiiich at \times descend in such 
torrents from the hills in Walq?, as 
occasion its sudden rise. Upon the 
weather clearing up^ it falls nearly 
as fast as it rose before^ till vi 
comes widiiu its boundS) and soon 
becomes clear : for, except at $uch 
times of overflow, it is as fine and 
clear a water, abounding with 
streamy, as any that this island can 
boast of. Fine salmon is taken 
near Shrewsbury ; and numbers of 
th^se fish run up tlie river quite 
into Wales. The saJmon of the 
Severn are (I believe) sooner in 
season than those of any other 
river that we have in England, ► 
though not so early as in some 
parts of Scotland and Ireland. N ear 
the town above-mentioned, I iiave 
often caught fine salmon trout, 
trout, grayling, pike, perch, carp, 
chub, roach, and dace, in abun- 
dance ; ruffs, gudgeons, flomiders, 
and eels J also salmon -fry, and 
gravhngji, or gravel-last-springs; 
which lattier in this part of the coun- 
try are qailed Sampsons. Amusing 
myself one day wiih faking these 
«niall but very nice fish witti an ar- 
tificial fly made to a single hair, and 
a fine line tied to the top of a slen- 
der rod, I rose and hooked a large 
fish, which at first I took to be a 
VoL.XVIL No. 94. 

dmb, but soon found mj mistake 
h'j his play. He now began to 
run very hard, and I was auk- 
wardly situated (for I had risen 
him over some willows, and had 
no wh^l to give him line), which 
madfcrme fearful of losing my fish, 
and part of my line into tlie ' bar^i 
gain ; for at that time I was not 
more than jten years of* age. He 
next took ^ turn <iown the stream, 
which enabled me to extricate my- 
self from the obstrudion of the wU- 
lows. Instantly afterwards I hud 
a large ditch to cross, which I 
leaped, keeping my fish in good 
play at the same time. Here 1 had 
no obstru6lion,.and roy diversion 
became highly pleasing. The con- 
test lasted full . twenty piinut^, 
when he fairly gave it- up, and I, 
retreating with caution, gradually 
led him towards the. shore, till at 
last I brought him flat upon son^e 
gravel, where the water did iiQt 
cover him (for I had not a landing- 
net) ; tlien, laying down my ro4i 
r took him with my fingers in his 
gills, and carried him in triumph 
some dist^ce from the water, be- 
fore I noticed what kind of fish 'A 
was. My companion (a youth) 
.then exclaimed, " It is a salmon I.'* 
I answered, *' No,-^it is a gray- 
ling ;'* and such it proved, and 
perhaps the largest and finest grown 
fish of the kind ever taken by any 
means in any river in this king* 
dom, weighing full five pounds. 

The river Tame, or Xem<i> 
which passes by the town of Lud- 
low in this county, and falls into the 
Severn near Worcester, abounds 
with fine trout and grayling, of 
which kinds I have taken, witli a 
fly, between nine and ten dozen in 
a day's fishing. The Wevel ako 
ri^eti in this county, and runs north 
to C he^ire. Terne Brooke, whi<?h 
empties itself into the Severn abo^t 
four miles below Shrewsbury, pro- 
duces excellent fish, particularly 
perch, which are astonishingly 

• X large 




Taylor* s Angling in all its Branches. 

large,* seldom weighing less* than 
two pounds, aiid commonly from 
three to four. This water, from 
the Severn a considerable way up- 
wards, is the pi(operty of the pre- 
sent Ldrd Berwick, whose grand- 
father (Mr. Hill) permitted me 
(when a boy) to angle in any part 
of it, where I have often taken so 
many of these noble perch, that I 
. have gone a mile or two round ra- 
ther than pass by that gentleman's 
ball, as if conscious that I had made 
too shameful a slaughter. • 

Thersi' is alio fihe^ angling in Lee 
Srock^ about two miles from*Wem in 
this county^ -liihertin are plenty ef good 
pihy perch, eels, ^c. 

There are some good trout- 
stream's t6o about Cmidover, fhe 
water of Owen Smytlie Owen, 
<Esq. where I have taken many fine 
trouts. In the Clunn water also I 
have taken great numbers ; but 
they are of that kind which do 
not grow over large. Here you 
may oAeu take barren trouts, that 
shall be perfedlly good all winter, 
when others are good for nothing. 

There are likewise some trouts, 
ruffs, carps, and common fish, to 
be taken in Meel brook. The 
eels in this water are very fine 


The chief rivers of this county 
: are, , the Eden, the Lone, and the 
Kan, or Ken. The Eden, which 
« rises ofi the eastern borders of the 
shire, runs chiefly north-west by 
Appleby, and, after receiving eight 
other rivers, enters Cumberland. 
The Lone rises not far from the 
Edei>, and, running some little way 
to the eastward, passes by Lons- 
' dale and Kir by Steven, taites its 
course towards tlie south, and en- 
ters .Lancashire. The Kan flows 
from a lake caKed Kan or Kent 
Meer, and, running through Ken- 
dalf (which takes its naoie firom the 



river,) soon falls ^to the sea. There 
is also the river Lowther, which 
risiss at Mow- hill, 'and runs by 
Lowtherv I cannot help menti- 
oning iB this place the remarkable 
water called Winander-Meer, situ- 
ate among the mountains in the 
southern part of this county, said 
to be the greatest lake in England, 
and to have received its name from 
the Saxons, on account of its wind- 
ing banks. It is more than ten 
miles, in length, and rocky at bot- 
tom, something similar to a pave- 
ment. In it are taken the (I^liarr, 
before-mentioned i^ my account of 
the watiers of Cumberland, 

In the Kan^ a little below Kendall, 
I lunpe had fine dive^'sion with the sd* 
mon-trouty which run up the fiver from 
tJie sea, Tliae is also plenty of^ther ' 
trout in these rivers^ their bottoms bein^ 
mostly rocky ^ and their streams swifu 


This county is watered by an 
abundance of rivers ; tlie principal 
of which are, the Huml>er, though 
this is not properly a distinct river, 
a^ not having a spring- head of its 
own, but rather the mouth or re- 
ceptacle of diveri other river?, 
especially the Trent, the Ouse, 
the Darwent, the Don, the Aire, 
the Colder, the Wharfe, and the 
Swale, that uniting their streams 
form the Humber, which is the 
most violent current in all the 
island, and at last falls into the 
German Ocean between York- 
shire and Lincolnshire; — the Trent, 
which has been particularly noticed 
before; the Ouse, which rises on 
the west- north side of the count), 
takes a course of some length to 
the south-east, dividing the city 
of York into two parts ; the Dar- 
went, which divides the North and 
East Ridings, rises in the north- 
east part of the county near th« 
sea, and runs south and south- 
we4 till it joins (he Qusq; the 



A Horse deliverkg Oracles among ike Sciavonians^. '59 

DoHi or Dan, which rise^ among 
the hills near Uie south-west end of 
Yorkshire,' runs southward by Ro- 
theziiam, where it feqeives the ri- 
ver Rother, then, passing on to 
Sheffield, turns to the north-ea^t by 
DoDcaster ; and, having received 
the Aire, ruhs into the Ouse ; the 
.Calder, which has its spring in Lan- 
cashiiie, enters this county on the 
south-west side, and ruhs eastward 
into the Aire; the ^ire, which has 
its source at the bottom of a high 
hill that > goes by the Pennigent 
HiD, riins to^the east by Skipton, 
Bradford, and through Leeds, join- 
ingtheCalder at Casdeford Bridge, 
near »Pontefra6l, and aflerwards 
joining the Don (which river has a 
thousand windings, and from Skip* 
ton to Gargrave, is passed over 
eight times within three miles) ; 
the Wharfe, which springs among 
the hills in the western part of the 
county, and runs with a violent 
ilrcara chiefly to the south-east till 
it enters the Ouse ; the Swale, 
which rises among the hills ,in the 
north-west part of Yorkshire, runs 
to the south-east by Richmond, 
and joins the rirer Ure a little be- 
low Borough-bridge, then running 
on toRippon, divides the North 
and West Ridings. There are 
also, the Hull, which rises in this 
couqty, and runs near Beverley ; 
the Tees, which rises in the county 
of Durham, and, running easterly 
through Gisborough, discharges it- 
self into the German Ocean ; the 
Kibble, which i^ much noted for 
its salmon, ri^es out of a place 
called Ribbledale, and runs into 
Lancashire ; and the Rhy, which 
runs through Malton. 

There is in the East Riding o( 
this county a small but rapid dream 
called Duffield or Driffield Beck, 
which produces as fine trout as any 
river in England, seldom weighing 
less than two pounds, and fre- 
quently .five or six. 

Most ^ these rivers prothtce gqtd 
salmon^ salmon-'iroift, ti^wt^pikeyf^rck, 
eels^ and crawfish (ijoith the latter (^ 
which the river' Ure abomidf) ; and 
also plenty of common fish. 

The river Humher is said to produce 
the greatest quantity of that sort offish 
which in this, fart of the country is 
called tfie Golden Umber , and in other 
counties Grayling ; and though some are 
of opinion that thy really .are a dif- 
ferent species offish^yet lam convinced 
that they are notj hut that different 
counties give them these separate names, 
I have often taken good fish in the 
river Hull, near Beverley j famous for 
targe pike^ wMch are often caught fiom 
seven to eighteen pounds in weight. In 
some of thf lakes in this county (and, 
if I recoiled right ^ in those if Holder- 
fiess) are taken the rud or finscale, 

A Horse deliveking OjrA' 
<;les among the Sclavo- 

• [Fronv Levesque's History of RjAss'a.] 

THE Sclavonians of Rugen, 
(says this author) held dif- 
ferent opij|ions on tlieology, and 
therefor^ 4iad different dfiinities. 
Sviatovid^ or Svetovid was the 
most revered ; he was the god of 
the sun and of war, and his temple 
was on the island of Rugen, in the 
city of Acron, built by the Sclavo- 
nians. There came every year 
great numbers of both sexes to 
offer him their presents. His sta- 
tue was amazingly large, and inade 
of hard wood, with four faces, 
which apparently were types of the 
four seasons, that were successively 
recondu6led by the son, or else the 
four cardinal points from which h^ 
distributes light. This idol had no 
beard, his hair was curly, aficr the 
manner of his worshippers, and his 
habit short ; in his right hand he 
held la bow, and^ in his left a horn 
of metal} upon his thigh hung % 

X 2 lor*j5. 

1 66 Curious Mkles of PrediSing Future Bvem, 

long sword in ^ siK'ier ficabbard^ and 
at his side lay a bridle afid saddle 
of an extraordinary s\tfi\ h% stood 
in the middle of a kind of sancto- 
rum, built in the, centre of the tem- 
ple, at each side of which were 
curtains of very rich stuff. • On his 
feast-day, when he uttered oracles, 
the priest, who related his answers 
%o the people, entered alone in the 
tabernacle, carefully retaining his 
)>reath, and when respiration be- 
came absolutely necessary, ran to 
thedoor of the holy place, put out 
his head, and gave up the air, by 
l^hich he was almost suffocated. 
They were fearful lest the breath 
pf inan might vjolate the purity gf" 
their god. 

pvery year the priest fijled the 
born the mo} held^ with wine, which 
femain^ed therein till the year fol- 
lowing. A white horse was con- 
secrated to the god, and pone but 
\\\Q priest was permittisd to cut bis 
piane or mount him, for the people 
believed that the god himself oibep 
fpde forth on him tp combat their 
' jprtemies They gave as a proof, 
that afler they had left the horse 
jrlean and well tied to his manger, 
Jhey often found hjm inthe morn- 
ing covered with sweat and mud, 
\vhenpe they, were persuaded the 
god had been a long journey, and 
never suspe^kecj the priest Jiad gal- 

)oped the sacred animal. 

Aft^r harvest, the people assem- 
bled round the temple to cele- 
brate his solemn feast, on the eve 
* pf which the priest himself w^s 
pbliged t;o sweep and clean the 
temple, and on the morrow he ioo\ 
the horn from the hand of the deity, 
exaipined the vsrine pf the preced- 
ing year, ^gi}d prediK5led the de- 
gree of fecundity of the present. 
">Vhen but little "wirie was evapo- 
rated, Ihe year yvas dppoted to be 
abundant, i^ the contrary, the har- 
vest was bad. Alter which, the 
priest threw the >yine .at the feet of 

the idol, filled the hotik, drank \k 
the l^alth of the god, prayed bim, 
to grant riches, plenty and viftory 
to his people^ re-filled the hcxti^ 
and, placed it again in the hand^ of 
the deity. 

The ceremony ended, by con- 
sulting the god on the success of 
their military enterprises, and hii 
horse was ordered to return his $a* 
swer, which waft contrived after thd 
following manner :— They placecl 
lances after a certam prescribed or^ 
der and height, and according ai 
the horse leaped ovej; ^e difiiirent 
rows of lances, they juiced of th« 
future events of a protraded war, 
which was undertaken or deferred) 
as the tokens were fav<>urahfe or 

Curious Modes of PredicIt- 
iNG Future Events. 

APesire to see into futurity 
(says a French writer) Js si 
passion natural to men : it is the 
strength of this passion that stii) 
makes the artpf dlvinatiop conunon 
in the enlightened nations of En-* 
rope* Tlje ancfeyit Russians h»i 
various ways of divining fiitore 
events ; the one most in use vras io 
toss rings, or circles, called croujki/ 
into the air, that were white on oM 
side, and black on the other. The 
presage was fortunate when the 
w^hite side fell uppermost ; buty. 
t{ie contrary, if the blacjt presented 
itself. If they threw two rings, ^ 
and one discovered the black side,, 
and the other the white, the suc- 
cess they concluded would be mo-» 
derate. At other times tliey au- 
gured, from the return of birds oi 
passage, and froin the meeting of 
certain animals, the cries of wliicfc 
were not indifferent, but portended 
future good or iH, Thej con- 
sulted top, the undulations pf flame 
and smoke, the course of watery 
thj^ir floods and fo^u« £at these 


Singular Ck/nibaU iSt.-^EHglish Amuie'meHtS in Russia; i6i 

^liorsOf a baarbarouB pe^^' areno 
Ways astohkhing^ wfeti we 5ee a 
poiished nation, in which the spirit 
of phtlosopiiy tia« penetrated aiinoi^t 
to the lowest ranks^ and which 
has prodoced it Descartes^ a Bayle^ 
3 Montesqmeu, aoad a Voltaire, mr 
. Ipdled by this foily^ where women 
of distinf!|uished birth and fortune 
h&ow A decrepid old woman, who 
calls bersetfa sorceress, into a gar- 
ret, and there with a curious and 
stupid eye, coK»uh the white of sxv 
^KS ^^^^^ up hi a glass, or the odd 
and accidental forms of melted lead 
precipitated into . water. 

lately seized a child J6ss than tw» 
years of age, who was playing at the 
. dooF of a cottage ; but an alarni 
b^ing immediately given, thecriet 
of the mother, it is said, ind)i}ce<l 
the animal to,drop it, after carrying 
it only a few yards by the neck» 
which happily was the only part 
of the infant which received anj 


English AMusEM£N^rs 


•»i * ».. 


Singular Combat between a 
Wolf and a Countryman. 

|Ttfanstattfd from a Psirisian Journal.] 

Efch-aB of a letter from the Prefeii of 
the Department of the Cotes du Nord, 

A Very furious Wdf has for a 
long time committed great 
depredations in the Canton of 
Guingamp.'^On the 18th Florcal^ translations ; though there are maiiy 

Peter JnAbia, a labourer of the 
Commune of St. Agathon, being 
engaged with his uncle in making 
a ditch in his field, and perceiving 
this wolf at some distance, went 
is) meet him, armed only with a 
spade — A terrible struggle now 
took place, and Labia wounded 
and bitten in several parts of his 
body, had thrown down his spade 
as useless. At this instant the 
wolf darted upon him with the 
piost savage fnry — Labia,^however 
seized the animal by the throat, 
threw him down, and kept him un- 
derinosty when his uncle, fearing 
theyoang feltew would be over- 
powered^ ran to his assistance^ and 
dispa'cbed the furious beast. The 
Prefect of the xlepartment has re- 
Warded this trait of courage in a 

p. S. This wolf, it appearsjvery 

THERE is a Russian theatre at 
Moscow, under the manage- 
ment of an Englishman, named 
Maddox. It contains four rows of 
boxes, and two galleries ; the first 
ornamented with mirrors and tapes- 
try. The subscription for a box is 
from 300 to 1000 or more roubles | 
and the price of the pit is on* 
rouble. In despite of a price so 
high, the pit is seldom empty, and 
few of the boxes are to be let^ 
Most of the pieces represefit^d af6 

dramatic works, comic operas, .tra- 
gedies, and others, that aj;e Rus* 
sian. Among the most successfol 
of the foreign dramas. We tanj 
enumerate Emeha Galotti, Miss 
Sarah Sampson, Minna de Barn- 
helm, all by Lessing ; Clavijo, by 
Goethe, Marianne, The Gaihe- 
sters, The School for Scandal; and, 
above all the rest, The" Strangei*, 
The Natural Son, and other piece* 
by Kotzebne. The dancing is to- 
lerable ; and some of ihe scenery 
cannot be too highly praised. Thfe 
pit is remarkably well behaved. 
The auditors content them^elve^i 
if dissatisfied, by withholding theiy 
applause ; they more frecjuentli- 
address their plaudits to the autliot 
than to the ador. It is not her^ 
however that the theatrical amuse- 
ments of Russia are to be seen in 
all their spiendoor. Most of the 


l6l Continuation of the Three Thieves^ isc. 

ndbilify, of Moscow, pass the sittn- 
mer at their country seats; and tlie 
theatre i^ one '■ of their principal 
umiiHements. The a6tors are chosen 
among their young vassals of both 
■exes. On these they bestow a 
p:<^)er' education : they are taught 
music, dancing, recitation, and io- 
feign languages, by good masters; 
and sometimes become excellent 
comedians. The orcliestra is like- 
wise composed of serfs ; but gene- 
laQy under the diredion of a fo- 

Three Thikvesj m\ Hamet 

AND Bernard. 
[Continued from Page la, m No. 91 ] 

WHEN Travers had gone his 
round, and well secured ail 
his doors, h<i came back. — *^ It must 
Le owned," said his wife, ** I have 
a husband with a poor memory ! -r 
Why you forgot, just now, where 
jou had put the pig I" — These 
words made Travefs roar again^ — 
•*! said, it would be so! I knew 
they would steal it 1 It s gcine ! I 
shall never see \i more!*' — In the 
Budst of these lamentations, how- 
ever, it struck him that the thieves 
.could not have got far with their 
prize in the time ; so he posted af- 
ter them diredly, with some hope 
of recoveri ng the pig. X^^e rogues 
bad taken the bye path acrdss the 
fields, that went straight to the 
wood, where they hoped their prey 
would be more secure. Hamet 
went first, io make sure of the 
road, and his brother, who walked 
flower, on account of the weight, 
^followed at some distance. Tra- 
vers soon overtook him, and know- 
ing him, immediately said, imitating 
the voice pf the eider brother — 
•^ Come^ you must be tired ; give 
it me to carry ip my turn.'* — Ber- 
nard, who thought it was his bro- 
ther, gave Travers the pig, and 
went on before; but had scarcely 
gone a hundred paces, when, to his 

great astoni^ment, hemetHamet/ 
— " Zoons ! *' said he, * I have been 
trapped ; that pogue, Travers, has 
played me a trick. Bat, never 
mind, you shall see I know how to 
repair a blundet."— So saying, he 
stripped himself, put his shirt over 
his cloaths, made up something like 
a woman's night- cap on his head, 
and thus equipped, ran full speed 
by another path to Traverses house, 
and waited for him at the door^ 
but when he saw him coming,-- he 
went forward to meet him, as if it 
was his wife, and counterfeiticg 
her voice, asked him if he had got 
the pig agaia. — *' Yes, yes, I 
have him," replied the husband. — 
" That's well 1 Come give it to me; 
I'll carry it in; and do you run to 
the stable, for I have heard a i^oise 
there, and am afraid they are break-* 
ing in." — Travers himself put thfe 
pig upon his shoulder, and set 
off a new round, to see that ^ 
things were safe. When he re- 
turned, he was much surprized, to* 
find his wife in bed, crying, and 
very much alarmed; and theii tound- 
out they had deceived him again. 
He determined, however^ not ta 
be baffled so ; and, as if his ho- 
nour was concerned in the- affair, 
swore not to give it up, till . some 

how or other he was vidorious. 

He rather doubted if the thieves, 
this time, would take the same 
road ; but rightly suspeded that the 
forest being for them the nearest 
place of safety, they would ga 
there as before. In fa^l, they 
were, there already j and, eager to 
taste their prize, had lighted a fire 
at the foot of an oak, to broil some 
steaks; the wood was green> and 
burnt ill ; so, to mend it, they went 
to pick up some dry leaves and 
sticks. Travers, whOv had easily 
found the rogues, by the ligtit of*^ 
the fire, took advantage of their 
absence, to strip bim^lf entirely, 
climb up a- tree, and suspend him- 
self by his arms, like a person hang • 

. Anatomical Description of the Teeth of Horses. 1 63 

Big 5 and when, the thieves re- 1 
luraed, and were busily employed 
in blowing the fire/ he roared 
out, with a voice of thunder — 
*' Wretches, you will end' your 
days as Iidid!" — They firmly be- 
lieved it to be tlieir talh^'s voice, 
and, frightened out of their wits, 
thought of notliing but running 
away. The other took up his 
cioaths; and pig in great haste, and 
returned in v triumph to relate his 
viclory to his wife, who embraced 
and congratulated him on this bold 
aud dexterous exploit. — ^' Don't let 
us Hatter ourselves too soon^ the 
Juxaves are not far off; and, as long 
as the pig remains here^ I shall be 
in a fright ; so heat som^ water ; 
we'll cook it ; then let them come; 
I'll ditfy them to get it,"— One 
lighted the fire, and the other cut 
up t(ie pig, and piit it into the caul- 
dron in large pieces; then they 
•bod) sat down in the chimney cor- 
^ necio watch it. Travers, who was 
much fatigued with his labour and 
vAniKiely ail night, soon became 
drowsy, and his wife said to him — 
ilf Go .you to bed ; Til watch the 
trailer $ jiiid; as ievery place is well 
secured, there's nothing to fear ; at 
iU events, if I .hear any noise, I 
<caB wake you." — On this assurance 
Jbe. threw himself on tl)e bed in his 
cloath^ and. soon fell asleep. His 
wife continued to watch the c^ul- 
•dron ibr sonae time, but at last grew 
•drowsy, and fell fast asleep in her 
chair. During this time the thieves, 
recovered from, their first alarm, 
bad returned to the pak, and not 
^ding either the raa^ hanging, or 
the pig, easily divined the real 
truth ot the matter. They would 
have thought themselvel disgraced 
for ever, il* Travers, in this skir- 
mish of stratagems, had gained the 
victory, and went back again to his 
house, fully determined to exert 
their utmost dexterity in the art of 
thieving, in one grand tiiial effort* 

Before they laid their plan,| Ber- 
nard looked through the hole be had 
made in the wall, to know if the 
enemy were on their guard, tfe 
saw on one side Travers stretched 
upon the bed, and on the other his 
wife, with a ladie in her hand, and 
her head waving backwards and 
forwards, asleep, close to^the fire^ 
^and the bacon boiling in the pot.— 
'' They are willing to save us the 
trouble of cooking," said Bernard 
to his brother, *^ tliough, after all, 
it is nothing but fear of us made 
them dress it. Do you remain quiet; 
1 11 engage you shall- eat 9ome of 
it yet.'' He then went and cut a 
long pole, made it sharp at one 
end, and getting on the roof of the 
house, thrust it down the chimney, 
stuck it into one of the pieces of 
meat, and drew it up. It ha^ 
pened that Travers at that momen , 
awoke, and saw the manceuvre.-^ . 
He considered that, with, such skil- 
ful enemies, peace was better £ir 
him than war; so he called out ^ 
them — ^^ My friends, you arein the 
wrong to disgrace my rooi^ and £ 
was in the wrong, not to invite you 
to partake of the pig. It would be 
dndless to contest any longer which 
has the most cunning! so come 
down and feast with us. "t— Saying 
this, he opened the door, and they" 
all sat down to table,- quite recon- 
ciled and cordial together. 
j: ^ , i : 

To the Editor of the Sporting 


IF you think the following corredl 
Anatomical Description of the 
Teeth of the Horse, translated from 
the French Veterinary Didiionary, 
a work very little known, of M. 
La Fosse the younger, will be agree- 
able to your readers, it is very much 
at your and their service. — I am. 
Sir, your humble Servant, 


" JEvery 

164 AnaUmical Description of the Teeth of Horses. 

** Every one knows the teeth are 
those elevated bones wkhin the 
moutli) on thof edge of each jaw. 
They are the hardest -of the bones 
bf the body, and are usually forty 

in numbev in the horse, in the nlare 
Only thirty -six ; many mares, how- 
ever^ have tushes eves larger than 
those of horses. 

'* This number of teeth is not 
always the same, sometimes there 
are more, and at timesy though 

rvery seldom, less^ 

*^it is not an unusual thing to 
£nd, immediately before the first 
molar tooth, piirticularly in the up- 
per jaw, asmalitooth, not bigger 
than the end of a quill, (these are 
the wolves teeth of the farriers). 
These appear at ddiereut limes in 
ihe animal's life, from two to eight 
jjfrearsy' but rarely after that period. 
\J^here is more to be taught, with 

^regard to the teeth, than their 
merely indicating the age of the 
horse; we must well understand 

r the nature of the parts themselves ; 
we musf enter into their divisions, 
explain the maimer in which they 
are formed, their appearance, their 
encrease, and tiieir changing. 

^* Each jaw is furnished in the 
horse with twenty of tiiese bones, 
these differ from each other in their 
situation, their figure, their size, 
and their uses* The first of these 
are situated m- front of the mouth, 
the others behind ; these last dif- 
fer from the former, not only in 
their size, which is much greater; 
Jbut by the difference of their shape. 
In the yodng subject they have a 
isquare figure; in tlie old their form 
alters, from tiie loss of- one of their 
surfaces, and they, by this means, 
form roots or fangs. The front 
teetli, again, differ from the hinder 
ones, by their pyramidal figure, by 
their lesser size, and by their curved 


" There is a general difference 
in the teeth, according to the age : 

those of the colt vary from tho^ 
of the hcNTse, and both alter from 
the time of their change^ and he* 
tween the periods; for the old- 
boFSe changes his teeth likewise bj 
time. The molar teeth, by age^ 
become wholly united throughout 
all their surface, and often appear 
with additional fangs (a): tbe inci- 
sive, again, curve inwardly in the 
young horse, but ieah Outwardly in 
the old* The teeth in each jaw are 
six incisive, two tushes>^and twelve 
molar. The incisive are divided 
info two nippers, the two in termer 
diate, and the two wedge-like, or 
corner pincers; the mppers art 
longer than the intermediate, these 
are longer than the wedge-Hke, aod 
these, again, more curved than tbe 
intermediate, as the intermediate 
are moxe so than the wedge. They 
differ, likewise, in their cater pact ; 
the corner ones ha\'ing a tnongolar 
figure, the middle ones rather Icm 
so, and the nippers aesirlj' oval. 

*' The colts teeth, whether nipi- 
pers, tushes, or molar, are, «ls weK 
as the horses, hollow at their roots, 
and likewise their cater part, wB^ 
they are first formed; tba molar kii 
so than the others, but when thi^ 
are preparing to change, their iangs 
are ab^orbed.'^ We distinguish two 
parts in the teeth, that Mrhich ti 
without, and is called the ixxiy of 
the tooth, and the part that is bid 

■ ■■ I i ■■ . ■■ .1 » I »r 

(a) We cannot but admire the wisdoo 
of Nature, who increases her means <i 
her wants arc increased : lliu« in theyounjg 
subjcd, whose Food it intended to be soft 
a«d cuccuUnt, tbe te«th are not fimiy 
implanted, that the resistance to their it* 
rooval might be less ; as tbe animal ad- 
vances, he has a stronger and more useful 
set allowed him ^ and as old age approaches, 
the teeth, as though sensible of ihch" ap- 
proaching decay, form new atucbmeiitf/ 
by adhering to each other, aid shoot oit 
additional roots. These are not tbe ouiy 
instances of the attempts of the' constitu- 
tion to resist decay, such is the deposirioo 
[ of bone in the weakened arteries. — Tr««- 


An Account of the Russian Rein-Deer. 


within &eal\^eoli,^whidi is twi<:e as 
long as thelxxiy. There is a thud 
. part, which only i$ evident in the 
colt, this is^ the neck of the tooth, 
which appears as a narrowing of it> 
separating the ro^t from tlie body. 
The. body of the teeth is hard, 
white, and covered, as the humour, 
with a very compact crust, which is 
called the en^lnel (a). The roots 
are formed in the same manner as 
other bones. The nippers are si- 
tuated in the front of the mouth, and 
form the middle of the incisive 
lodged in the alveoli. There are two 

. in each jaw, of a conical form ; out- 
wardly one^qbserv^es a part which is 
large, and a root which is smaller^ and 
within; both of these parts are hol- 
low ill the young teeth, as well colts 
asadults; but when they have gained 
their natural size, they gradually fill 
up, and become full and pointed in 
their roots. Each of these teeth 
have two surfaces, an external-, 
which is flat and slightly grboved, 
and an internal, which is rpunded. 
The difference between th^ nip- 

. pers of the superior and inferior 
jaws is, that those of the upper are 
more curved than those of the 


(a) Our author is here in an error, the 
enamel of the teeth of gramiirivorous ani- 
aals is placed within their body in layers 
longitudinally, and forms those rising lines 
^ sec on ^hc surface of these teelh. It is 
^y this means they have constantly a 
grinding surface, for as the enamel wears 
down, the intermediate part wears a little 
lower, and thus it preserves its roughness 
of surface ; hemce we learn the real use of 
^hc enamel, and that the idea th^t it* is 
for the preservation of the teeth alone, is 
* mistaken one; it is ro give firmness 
and solidity alone. The Indians, who eat. 
^ncir meat nearly raw, file their front teeth 
**> a point, that they may tear off* the ficsh 
'Wjth greater ease, yet an instance of de- 
cayed teeth is rare among them. From 
J">s we may remove in our minds the 
foolish dread of filing a decayed, an une* 
vcn, 01- unseemly tooth, as one way likely 
toiiatten its decay, but, on the contrary, 
*^ the first of these insunces to j>revcnt 

Vol. XVII. No. 94. 

" The intermediate or middle 
pincers are less long ^ and curved, 
and are more hollow in th^ir ex- 
tremities than the nippers. 

" The wedge-like differ from 
these in some measure, not only by 
their curve, and by their being still 
more hollow than the last, but* by 
their figure, which is rather trian- 
gular, so that one may distinguish 
three surfacifes ; one opposed to the 
middle pincers, one opposite the 
inner part of the mouth, and the 
other lacing outwards, which is flat 
in the same manner as the interme- 
diate. The incisive teeth of the 
superior jaw are generally stronger 
and more curved than the inferior.*' 

(To 6e continue J.) 

The Rein-Deer. 

[From Tooke's View of the Russian 

THE Rein-Deer, which we have 
already spoken of as an ob- 
ject of chase, is as a domestic ani- 
mal a very useful creature among 
the Laplanders, the Samoyedes, 
the Osiiaks, the Koviaks, the 
Tschuktshes,the Tungiises, the Ya- 
kutes, and with several Tartar stems 
in Syberia; and in this two-fold cha- 
mber, perhaj)s, thfe most useful •£ 
all that we have hitherto mei\- 
tioned. The breeding of these 
animals constitutes not only the 
main employment, but even the 
whole wealth of the above-named 
tribes, and the uses to which they 
are put are so extensive and various, 
that no other tamed animial can be 
brought into comparison with them. 
Besides tliat, they are the only cat- 
tle for draught and burden made 
use of by the northern Nomades for 
riding, carrying, and drawing ; their 
flesh is also the ordinary food, their 
milk the most nutritious beverage, 
and the cheese prepared firom it, 
the best relish to the taste of these 
people. The hides furnish the 
*^ Y chief 



Treatise on Horses. 

' i 

chief material of clothes and of 
covers to the yourts; the fur is made 
mto Warm clothes and mattresses ; 
the horns and bones into household 
utensils, and the sinews into twine. 
But what infinitely enhances the 
utility, and the local value of -these 
animals, is their contentedness, and 
the little attendance necessary to 
their preservation. Without being 
housed, they thrive in climates 
-where no oLher domestic animal 
can subsist; without being fod- 
dered, they maintain themselves on 
a soil, vvhich for ten months in the 
year is covered with snow and ice ; 
a little moss, which they scratch up 
from below this frosty mantle of the 
earthy is their ordinary food, and 
the snow which they lick up aUays 
their thirst. EndoWed with such 
properties as qualify the rein "deer 
to be the sole nurse and compa- 
nion of man in those rude regions, 
where the whole creation seems to 
refuse him succour, they all would 
have been of no avail but for the 
benign instin6t to the greater mul- 
, tipltcatiorb of his species, without 
wnich, this useful animal would 
perhaps? long ago have been ex-. 
tin6t. Accordingly, from the in- 
dispensable succours he affords, he 
is held in such high esteem with 
the Nomades, that they borrow 
their noblest similies irom him ; 
nothing, for example, can more 
honour a Samoyede, than to call 
him a rein-deer gelding. The 
herds that are kept by these several 
tribes, are considerably various, ac- 
cording to the proportion of their 
industry and their wealth. Among 
the Laplanders, six hundred to a 
thousand rein*deer compose the 
ordinary fortune of a single herds- 
man : with the Samoyedes, that 
man is already rich whoposseses 
iirom a hundred to a hundred and 
fifty of them. A farming Tunguse 
keeps a thousand perhaps ; a Ko* 
• riak several thousands \ but among 

the Tschuktsches there are herds- 
men who have herds of ten to fifty 

thousand rein deer. 

■ - 

A Philosophical and Fracjti- 
CAL Treatise o» Horses, fltfi^ 

on ///erMoRAL DOTItSO^MAN 

towaids the Brute Crl a ri6N. 


(Continued from page 119-) 

Wc sup over a few p'ges of our Author's 
ingenious Work, to travel with him a 
little way on the important subjcA of 


THE foot of the horse is sur- 
rounded and defended in front, 
sides, and at bottom, by the horny 
Sole, an angular substance, thiciter 
than the human, in proportion as 
the animal is larger. The heels 
partake of the same kind of defence, 
but of a thinner texture. The foot 
being open at die back, and not 
surrounded by the firm sole, as in 
front, is obviously in need of sup- 
port ; and the frog is destined by 
nature to that office, on winch ac- 
count, and as having so large 3 por- 
tion of the general mclss to sustain, 
particularly whilst the animal is in 
a state of inaftion, it is composed of 
a very tough and elastic substance. 
The frog, moreover, serves as a 
cushion, rest, or saTient point, for 
the teiKion of the fltexer muscle, 
or back sinews. Tae bars," or 
bhiders, are those parts situated 
betvveen the heel and frog, and 
which, by a mutual resistance from 
within, help to dilate artd oppose 
the contraction of the heels. The 
horny, defends the fleshy sole above 
it, and the internal parts of the 
foot, from the accidental contadt of 
hard bodies ; but from its concave 
form, appears not to have been in- 
tended by nature to bear weight, 
excepting round the extremities 
adjoining the wall. The wall, or 
crust of the loot, is the thick edge 
surrounding it, iVom heel to hed ; it 
is the bottomof that portion of the 


Trtatise on Horses. 


.«oIe which invelopes the front and 
sid^sot'theioot^ setup as it weie 
verticahy, and thence abie to con- 
lain naiisdiiven in a vertical diiec- 
tion. This, wall then, or nm, is 
plainly the place >on whicn to fix 
a support and guard for the foot; 
for on the wall, and the frog, the 
animal naturally bears liis weighty 
and the fi:og, in a sound and healthy 
state^ fi omits tough and elastic na- 
ture, needs no artificial delencc— 
.Tliis being the state of the case, 
one wquld suppose, that in order to 
good and sale shoeing of horses, no- 
thing ^artlier couid be necessary 
than to follow the direclions of na- 
ture, and the didates of common 
sense. 'That is to say, to place the 
needfut guard around the wall of 
the . hoof, the extent of which 
Jnust determine the length of the 
shoe ; to have especial care that 
no more iron, than is absolutely ne- 
cessary, eitlier in leligth, width, or 
substance, be nailed to the foot, 
Jest the artificial covering, by its su- 
perior weight and hardness, break 
;md wear away the natural, and so 
the remedy itself turn out a dis- 
ease ; and lastly, to place the 
horse upon a flat and even surface, 
and, on no pretence, to alter his na- 
'tural position, or bearings ujjon his 
heels and frogs, the doing which, 
not only diminishes his points of 
"".support, and in consequence ren- 
ders his motion unsaid, but occasi- 
ons the main tendons of the leg, 
and the frog, to stand without tlie 
necessary rest or bearing ; whence 
an iiiordinate stress upon the ten* 
don and ligaments, and the con- 
stant risk of lai^eness, either in the 
leg or foot. But the common far- 
riers of every country in Europe, 
(for even in France they are not 
more improved than our qwn) ^ft 
, in direct opposition to these niax> 
ims. They affix long, hejivy, and 
hollow iron shoes to tlie {Qeiy by 
whi^h the cr^istj or w^U, is con- 

stantly worn down and brokentj 
and they themselves are laid under 
the necessity of paring down the 
sole, which never ought to be done : 
for, in consequence, the sole itself 
comes to tiie need of cover, which 
is then supplied with additional 
b^readth of iron. The frog they 
pare down every time of slioeing, 
lest it should louch tlie . ground, 
and, as an additional help, make 
the shoes thickest at heel, by which 
means the horse is thrown too 
much upon the toe, and stands in a 
ticklish and unnatural position. To 
crown the whole business, and to 
prove beyond a doubt, die uncon- 
querable stability of the animal, 
they set him upon a convex and 
oval .surf^e of §hoe. Many of 
these adepts pare away the sole, 
and thin the frog, almost to th^ 
quick, by way of making what they 
esteem handsonie work ; and as 
the horse becomes tender in con- 
sequeiKe, they proceed to load his 
feet withj an additional weight of 
iron. By way of opening the 
heels, in their phrase, they cut 
away . from the bars, in^ five mi* 
nutes, more substance than nature 
is able to replace in as many 
weeks ; and which substance, d^ 
lias been said, is the very , tiling 
that intervenes between tlie frog 
and heels, to preserve them from 
becoming narrow. ' . 

Common justice, however, obliges 
me to acknowledge, that our fsuv- 
riers, in general, are much improved 
in the art of late years, not only 
in the metropohs, but in different 
parts of the country, which is 
doubtless to be attributed, in .a 
great measure, to the establishment 
of a Veterinary College. But 
great numbers still hold out. In 
imitation of their betters, they an- 
swer any -proposition of reform, by 
saying, they are not prepared to 
charge the principles upon which 
horses have gone well so loi>g, 

y 2 They 


Tfeatise on Horses. 

They had rather rest contented 
with the present evil (granting it 
one) than ron the risk of incarring 
another, of the consequences of 
which they are ignorant. These 
are weighty arguments. Such is 
the constitution of things, that all 
kinds of business may oe carried 
on, and even with considerable 
success, upon erroneous pf inciples. 
Many of the people of Ireland and 
Scotland obliged their horses to 
draw by the tail, and took ages to 
be convinced, that it was more 
convenient for them to do it with 
their shoulders. Our advocates for, 
the old System of shoeing have one 
good reason for rejecting the new ; 
which is, that they commonly re- 
duce their horses feet to such an 
unnatural state, that they have be- 
come ii)capable of it. 

The improvements which I have 
allowed^ have not yet reached the ' 
draught-horses. These are shod, 
«ven in London, the far greater part 
of them, in the worst and most 
destru6live mariner possible ; of 
which, by and by. The change 
im the better ■ in the shoes of our 
saddle horses is, they are neither 
so long nor heavy as formerly ; 
^ith resped to length, in general 
]>ro]^r> and the nails of proper 
size ; nor is the terrible butteris in 
-such constant use, or the binders 
of the hoof so much cut away as 
formerly. But (excepting^ those 
of the College, and some tew be- 
longing to the running stables) our 
best farriers still are apt to make 
tise^f too much iron ; one reason 
of which is, that they do not al- 
ways provide the best sort ; their 
shoes are internally too concave, 
and externally not sufficiently fiat ; 
^and they are still obstinately bent 
against permitting the frog to rest 
upon the ground, where tliat is 
pradicable. I say, where that is 
pradicable ; for I acknowledge, 
that with thousands of horses, it is 

totally impra6^ict(ble ; and it wd^ 
purely owing to a want of expe- 
rience in riding different horse* 
over the roads, that La Fosse and 
St. Bel recommended it without 
any re^rve. The method of Li 
Fosse to shoe with half-moon shoes, 
or lunettes, reaching only half over 
the horse's foot, will suit very few 
horses indeed. I have often smiled 
at my own credulity, when, many 
years ag9, I sat oft^ top full of 
theory, and Bartlett and La Fosse, 
to ride my hack forty miles, shod 
with a bran new and neat pair of 
half- moon shoes. It was towards 
evening, and a very sudden and 
hard frost ; but the frogs touching 
' the ground, secured my nag from 
slipping. She carried me the jour- 
ney, without much apparent unea- 
siness ; but on my return, the fol- 
lowing day, refused to -go taster 
than a walk after the first five or 
six miles, and in five or six mor^, 
came fairly to a stand^still ; when I 
dismounted, and drove her before 
me to the nearest inn. I could 
discover no visible damage done to 
her iieels or fi"ogs, but 1 supposed 
she shopped merely froni pain and * 
fatigue in her feet. I iHade re- 
peated trials, afterward, with the 
same, and other horses, but with no 
better success. Nevertheless, a 
person in the neighbourhood, at 
the same time drove several post- 
horses constantly with half-moon 
shoes; and, as I was informed, kept 
their feet by that means, in a bet- 
ter and sounder state than ev^f 
they iiad been before ; aind I w^ 
assured by a gentleman last year, 
that he had fong bidden his hack- 
ney, shod in that way, with all pos- 
sible success. — Certain sound and 
tough feet will endure to be so ex- 
posed ; and when the frog is good, 
and in its natural state, its elasticity 
preserves it from harm; it will 
even grow luxuriantly und«r such 
rough usage; but I think it wrong 



Treatise on Horses. 


to Tiave any psurt of the crust un- 
covered, unless as an expedient to 
reduce too high, or widen too nar- 
row heels. ^ 

La Fosse's famous method has 
long been proved generally imprac- 
ticable; but that which originated v 
from it, namely, Osmer's improve- 
ment, since adopted by St. Bel and 
others, fisir enough from being in 
the same predicainent, is^ I am 
thoroughly convinced, not only prac- 
ticable for nine- tenths of our sad- 
6\e, and ail our cart-horses, without 
exception, but the only sale and 
proper way in which they can be 
shod. The one- tenth which fprm 
my exception, consist either of 
blood horsies with low heels, and 
scarce any frogs, or those with 
large, moist, and ^t frogs, or such 
as have running thrushes : I have 
seen, ofthe first, with heels Compa- 
ratively as tender as a bruised ap- 
ple, and with no frogs, to reach the 
ground, even whilst at grass 5 as 
to the last, every one knows they 
cannot travel the roads upon their 
frogs. For all these, I know of no 
remedy, but the bar, 6r round 
shoe ; which ought to be made as 
ijght and flat as possible, and so 
contrived, that the foot may stand 
in a natural position, and the frog 
rest upon the bar. People in ge- 
neral are prejudiced against the ap- 
pearance of this description of 
^hoe, which is, nevertheless, in 
common use in som^ parts of the 
•world; but tbar, if judiciously 
made and well affixed, jt is per- 
'fedtly safe — I have had nlany years 
^experience over pavement and 
roads of e\«ery kind.. Indeed, on 
•reflexion, it must be safer than 
•the method in which Weak -heeled 
"horses are generally shod, as on 
the bar they find an additional 
fpoint of support. The cK)mmoh 
-method of shoeing weak heels, it is 
'notorious, is with long shoes, made 
additionally .thick at the heel, by 

way of covering tbe tender tjuafw 
ters, and hoisting them up hroja 
the ground ; but by these long and 
heavy shoes, the quarters ar6 gra« 
dually rendered still weaker, and 
the crust battered to pieces ; and 
what with the heels bemg preter* 
naturally lifted up, and ilie iodt 
having few and uncertain points 
of support upon, perhaps, a cooiveac 
surfaced shoe, every step of the 
horse is attended with danger. 

1 have thus given up part of -a- 
very celebrated tlieory, and agreed 
that numbers ot our iiorse.s from 
the natural or acquired weakness 
of their quarters and frogs, canndt 
travel the roads without an artifi* 
cial defence for those part^; but 
what can induce our rational an J 
better kind of farriers to rejeft 
this theory where it is pradicable? 
For what end or purpose do thfsf 
still continue to set a good foot upon 
a convex, in preference to a flat 
and even surface of iron, and t* 
make thick instead of thin shoe^ 
heels, thefeby preventing the fiii^ 
from resting on the gibund, and 
the animal from enjoying that firmx^ 
support, . which nature plainly m- 
tended, and of which they majr 
be convinced by viewing the horse 
in his natural state ? if the thou- 
sands and thousands of horses, t?urf- 
denly let down in the back ^news, 
nobody can tell how or why, di4 
not indicate some hidden cause, 
still the usual reasonings upon the 
subjed, urged by so many experi- 
enced professionel writers, ought 
to set us upon our guard. Thfe 
frog, as has been said, is the nir- 
tural rest, or fulcrum ol the tendon ; 
now if this stands hollow and un- 
supported, it surely follows, tlidt 
the tendon, upon every exertion, 
must sustain an inordinate stress. 
I know of rio better way of bring- 
ing this argument to bear upon thte 
understanding and feelings of any 
curious enquire^ tliau by advising 



On the Indian Game of Chess. 


lam to ^a}k «' considerable time 
upon the balls of his teet, without 
Sii0eriiig the heels ^ to* rest upon 
the ground; he will soon experh- 
ence pa^iiS in the muscles of the 
calves 'of the leg, and about ihe 
temdQ achiUei\ ati$ li he should carrjr 
any weight besides his own, will 
fiiid the pains increased.— Now a 
man might, by habit, bring himself 
lowalk^.in that way, and perhaps 
without much present uneasiness ; 
but I conceive he would be infi- 
nitely more liable to sinew-strains, 
than if he walked in his proper 
and natural state ; and the case is, 
in a great measure^ though perhaps 
jiot precisely the same, With horses. 
"With respecl to the face of (he 
shoe, and the sure tread of the 
horse upon the ground, one would 
suppose that every owner of com - 
jnoQ sense, and a moderate quan- 
tum of discretion, would take the 
trouble of refledlion entirely out of 
his farrier'sN hands ; telling him at 
€uice, that there was no office to 
insure necks, nor any manufatlo- 
ries where jury ones may be pur- 
chased. Let any man, who thinks 
this language over strained^ take 
up the foot of a horse, and examine 
the long, broad, and oval ^hoe, 
with which thousands are ridden 
over the slippery pavement of Lon- 
don. luCt him seriously consider 
how few and uncertain points, an 
animal of such bulk, and bearing 
additional weight, has to rest upon, 
more particularly in a situation of 
declivity, when the natural use and 
support of his heels is denied him : 
I think, if he consider ail this, he 
will make his will, previous to tak- 
ing a journey from Hyde Park 
Corner to Whitechapel Churchy 
upon a horse so shod. And. yet 
how extremely ^^vf are the acci- 
dents, in proportion to what might 
Ije reasonably expeded. Within 
four or {\\^ years, although I have 
Ippkod outy I liave witnessed only 

six or seve^ cases of horses slip*' 
ping- up all. fours upon the stones, 
and falling upon their sides; in-, 
but one or two of which, the. 
rider had bis limbs broken. One 
vyould suppose, at any rate, that 
riding in London, must be within 
the vpge of the court of par- 
ticular providence. Were these 
break- neck liazards una&'oidable, it 
would be a 'commendable ma*k of 
philosophy, and indeed of duty, to 
meet Ihem with fortitude and re- 
signation J but in what terms is the 
circumstance to be described, 
when it is certain they are incuned 
for no other purpose in tne world 
of things, than purely to humour 
the delegable prejudices of an an- 
vil-headed farrier. In good tnjth| 
honesty requires jt to be told, both 
in Gatli and Askalon, the whole 
fault is fairly to lie attiibuted to 
the habitual indolence of property. 

(To be cmtinued,) 
On the Injdian Gam£ of 

^ Ch£SS. 


IF evidence be required to prove 
tliat Cness was inveiited by the 
Hindus, we may be satisfied with 
the! testimony of the Persians ; who, 
tliough as much inclined as othcriiaT 
tions to appropriate the ingenious 
ipventions of a Ibreign peopie, una- 
nimously agree^ that the game was 
imported Iropi the west of India, 
together with tiie charming fables i^ 
Vishnusarman, in the sixth ceiitucy 
of our era. It seems to have beeo 
immemorially known in Hindustan 
by the name of Chaturanga, that is, 
the four anga's, or members, of an 
army, which are said in the Amara- 
cosha to be.Hastyaswarat*hapacia-* 
tam, or elephants, horses, chariots^ 
and foot- soldiers ; and in this sense 
the word is frequently used by epic 
poets in tl^eir d^scriptiojtis of re^I 


0» the Indian GaOte if Cites s. 


armies. By a natural corruption 
of the pure Sansscrit word, it was 
changed by the old Persians into 
Chalrang; but the Arabs, who soon 
after took possession of their coun- 
try, had neitiier the initial nor final 
letter of that word in their alphabet, 
and consequently altered it further 
into Shatranj, which found its way 
presently into the modern Persian, 
and at length into the dialects of 
India, where the true derivation of 
the name is known only to the 
learned. Thus has a very significant 
word in'tlie sacred language of the 
Brahmans been transformed by suc- 
cessive changes into axcdrex^ scacchi^ 
icheosj chessy and by a. whimsical con- 
currence of Circumstances, given 
hiTih to the English word check, 
, and even a name to the Exchequer 
of Great Britam. The beautiful sim- 
pliciiy and extreme perfedion of the 
game, as it is commonly played in 
Europe and Asia, convince me, that 
it was invented by one effort of some 

freat genius: not completed by gra- 
aal iraprovemeiUs, but formed, to 
use the phrase of Italian critics, by 
the first intention: yet of this sim- 
ple game^ so exquisitely contrived, 
and so certainly invented in India, 
I cannot find any account in the 
classical writings of the Brahmans. 
It is, indeed, confidently asserted, 
that Sanscrit books on chess exist ni 
this country; and, if |.hey can be pro- 
cured at Banares, they will as- 
suredly be sent to us : at present, I 
can only exhibit a description of a 
very ancient Indian game of tne 
same kind ; but more complex, 
and, in my opinion, more mouern, 
than the simple chess of tne i:'er- 

This game is also called Chatu* 
ranga, but more iVequently Chatu- 
raji. Of tne four kings, smce it is 
playea by four persons representing 
as (pany prmces, two allied armies 
celibating on each stde: thedescrip- 
tion is taken from the Bhawishya 

Puran, in which Yadihisht^'hir is re- 
presented conversing with Vyas^, 
who, Explains at the king's rc^ue^t 
the form of the fiditious wariara, 
and the principal rules of it : " Hajy:« 
ing marked eight squares on all 
sides," says the sage,^ " place the red 
army to the east ; the green to the 
south ; the yellow to the yvest ; and 
the black to the north: let the ele- 
phant stand on the left of the king ; 
next to him the horse ; then the 
boat ; and before them all, four foot 
soldiers; but the boat must be placed 
in the angle of the board.'* Frooi 
fhis passage it clearly appears, that 
an army with its lour anga*s, must 
be placed on each side of tiie board, 
since an elephant could not stand, in 
any other position, on tlie_ left hand 
of each king ; and Radhacant in- 
, formed me, that the board consisted, 
like ours, of sixty -four squares, haif 
of them occupied by the forces, aiid 
half vacant : he added that ^tliis 
game is mentioned in the oldest 
law books, and tliat it was invented 
by the wife of Ravan, king of Lan- 
ca, in order to amuse him with an 
image of war, while his metropolis 
vyas closely besieged by Rama h\ 
the second age of the world. He had 
not heard the / story told by Firdausi. 
near the close of the ^iianajnah, 
and it was probably carried into 
Persia from Canyacuvja by Borzu, 
the favourite physician, tlience 
called Vaidyaprya, of the great 
Anushiravan; but he said, that tlie 
B.ahmansot Gaur, or Bengal, were 
once celebrated for superior skill in. 
the game, and tliat his father, toge- 
ther with his spiritual preqeptor, 
Jaganiiat'h, now living at Tribenl, 
iiaa instruded two young Brahmans 
in all the rules of it, and had sent 
tnem to Jayanagar at the request of 
the late Raja, who had liberally r&o 
warded them. A ship or boat, is 
substituted, we see, in this complex 
game for the rat'h,or armed chariot, 
which the Bengalese pronounce 


^ \ 


On the Indian Game of Ciess. 

, toV\>, and whWi tbePersianschange 
into rokh, whence came the rook 
of some European nations ; as the 
vierge and ibl of the French are 
supposed to be corruptions of feris 
and fil^ the priine minister and ele- 
phant of the Persians and Arabs. It 
were vain to seek an etymology 
of the word rook in the modem 
Persian language ; for, in all the 
passages extracted from Firdausi 
and J ami, where rokh is conceived 
to mean a hero> or a fabulous bird, 
it signifies, I believe, no more than 
a cheek or a face : as in tlie fol- 
lowing description of a procession 
in Egypt: " when a thousand 
youths, like cypresses, box-trees, 
and firs, with locks as fragrant, 
cheeks as fair, and bosoms as deli- 
cate, as lilies of the valley, were 
marching gracefully along, thou 
wouldft have said, that the new 
spring was turning his face (not as 
Hyde translates the words, carried 
oi^ rokhs) from station to station :" 
and as to the battle of the dicu:azdeh 
rokh, which d'Herbelol supposes to 
mean dou%e preux clirvalio's^ I am 
strongly inclined to tiiink, that (he 
phrase only signifies a combat of 
twelve persons face to face, or six 
on a side. 1 cannot agree with my 
friend Radhacant, that a ship is pro- 
perly introduced in this imaginary 
warfare instead of a chariot, in 
which i\\Q old Indian warriors con- 
stantly fought J for though the king 
might be supposed to sit in a car, so 
that the four anga*s would be com- 
plete, and though it may be often 
necessary in a real campaign to pass 
rivers or lakes, yet no river is 
marked on the Indian, as it is on 
the Chinese chess-board, and the 
intermixture of ships with horses, 
eiephatits, and infantry, embattled 
on a plain, is an absurdity not to 
be defended. The use of dice may, 
perhaps, be j ustified, in a repre- 
sentation of war, in which fortune 
has unquestionably a great share, 

but it seems to exckde chess ffon 
the rank which has been assigned 
to it among the sciences, and to 
give the game before us the ap- 
pearance of whist, except that 
pieces are used openly, instead of 
cards which are held concealed: 
nevertheless, we find that the moves 
in the game described by Vyasa, 
were to a certain degree regulated 
by chance ; for he proceeds to tell 
his royal pupil, that ^ if cinfie be 
thrown, the king or a pawn must 
be inoved ; if quaire, the elephant ; 
if trois^ the horse : and if dcux^ the 

He then proceeds to the moves : 
^'the king passes freely on all sides 
but over one square only ; and with 
the same limitation the pawn moves, 
but he advances straight fbrward, 
and kiljs his enemy through an an- 
gle : the elephant marches in all 
diredioits as far as hisdriver pleases; 
the horse runs obliquely traversing 
three squares ; and the ship goes 
over two squares diagonelly." The 
elephant, we find, has the powers 
of our queen, as we are pleased to 
call the minister, or general, of the 
Persians ; and the ship has the mo- 
tion of the piece to which we give 
the unaccountable appellation of 
bishop, but with a restridlion whicl) 
must greatly lessen his value. 

The bard next exhibits a few ge- 
neral rules and superficial diredi- 
ons for the condud c^' the game : 
^' the pawns and the ship both kill, 
and niay be voluntarily killed; 
while the king, the elephant, and 
the horse may slay the he^ but can- 
not expose themselves to be slain. 
Let each player preserve his own 
forces, witl) extreme care, securing 
his king, above all, and not sacri- 
ficing a supejior, to keep an infe- 
rior, piece." Here the conimeD- 
tator on the Fur4n .obserres, that 
the horse who has the choice of 
eight moves firom any central po- 
sition, must be preierred to thQ 


0^ thy Indian Game (fCkess. 



. .phip, wt)0 Ints onl/ the choitfe of 
four ; bat this argtment would not 
|iave cqpai weight in tiie cornmon 
gajne, w^ere the bishop and tower 
conunand a whole line, and where 
^ knight is always of less value l^han 
a tower in action, or the bishop of 
that side on which the attack is be* 
g\in. ** It is by the overbearing 
power of the elephant, that the knag 
%htsbaldly: let the \y hole army, 
there^re, be abandoned^ in order to 
secure the elephant \ the king must 
never place pne elephant before 
another j according to the rule of 
Gotama, unless he be compelled h^ 
ivant'of room, for he would thus 
commit a dangerous fault; and if 
he can slay one of two hostile ele-> 
phants, he must destroy that on his 
iefl hand." The last rule is ep(- 
tremely . obscure ; but, as Gotama 
was an illastrious lawyer and philo- 
sopher, he would not have conde** 
scended to leave diredions for the 
same of Chaturanga, if it had not 
been held in gfeat estimation by 
the kncient sages of India. 

All that remains of the 


which was copied for ine by Rad- 
hacant, and explained by him, re- 
lates to tlie several modes in which 
a partial success or complete viflofy 
may be obtained by any one of the 
fbuf ptayeTs ; for we ^aii see» that, 
ai&if adslpBte had arisen between 
two allie$7bneof the kings may as- 
sume the command of all tfie forces, 
a^d aim at separate conquest, 
first ; " When any one king has 
placed himself on the square of 
another king, which advantage is 
i^alled SinhAsana, or the throne, he 
wins a stake ; which is doubled, if 
he kill the adverse monarch, when 
lie seizes his place : and, if he can 
seat himself on the throne of his 
aUy^ he takes the command of the 
whole army." Secondly: " \.ih^ 
can occupy successively the thrones 
of all ttie three princes, he obt^ns 
. Jt^OL. XVIII. No. 95. 

the vi6tory, which is named Cha- 
tdraji, and the stake is douU^, 2f 
he kills the last of th^ three, just be^^ 
lore he takes possession of his 
throne ; but if he kills hrm on his 
throne, the stake is quadrupled.'* 
Thus, as the commentator remarks, 
in a real warfare, a king may be 
convened as victorious when h^ 
seizes the n^etropolis of his advert 
'safy ; but if he can destroy hi& 
foe, he displays greater heroism, 
and relieves his people from- anj^ 
further solicitude. ** Both in gain- 
ing the' Sinhasana and the Chatii*- 
raji, says Vyasa, the king must ht 
supported by tl^e eiepftiants, or by 
all the forces united." TTiirdly; 
*• When one player has his own 
king on the board, but the king of 
his partner has been taken, he mat 
replace his captive aily, if hecaii 
seize both the adverse Kmgs-; or, if 
hd cannot efled their capture, he 
may exchange his king for one of 
them, againsrt tiie general rule, and 
thus redeem the alned prince, virhb 
will supply his place." This ad* 
vantage has the nanie of Nripa- 
crishta, or, recovered by the kmg j 
and the Naucacrisht^ seems to be 
analogous to it^ but confined to the 
case of ships. Fourthly j ^If ik 
pawn can match to any ^uare on 
the opposite extremity <» tfie board, 
except that of the krtig, or that of • 
the ship, he assumes whatever 
power belonged to that square ; and 
this promotion is called Shal'pada, 
or the six strides." Here we find 
the rule, with a singular exception^ 
concerning the advancement*'^ 
pawns, which often occasions a 
most interesting struggle at tfAt 
common chess, and which has fur-* 
nished the poets and moralists xR 
Arabia and Persia with many lively 
refledions on human life. It ap« 
pears, that ** this privilege of 
Shat'pada was not allowable, m thi 
opinion of G6ta'ma, when a played 

Z had 


>y4 Origin of Saudzvici's — Description ^f the War dish Game. 

had three pawns on th^ board ; but O&iciN of SANi>wicii's, 

>vben only one pawn, and one ship 
remained^ the pawn might advance 
^ven to the square of a king or a 
^p, ani assume the power of ei- 
ther." Fifthl) ; ** according to the 
Rachshasa^or giant's (that is, the 
people of Larxa, where the game 
was invented) there coy Id be nei- 
ther victory nor defeat, if a king 
were left on the plain >vitliout 
force": a situation which they 
Viamed Cacacasht'ha.'' Sixthly ; 
'* If three ships happen to meet, 
and th^ fourtl:y.$hip can be brought 
lip to them iu the remaining angle^ 
tli^sjias the name of V rihannauca ; 
^nd the player qf the Toi^th seizes 
^11 the others." Two or three of 
il)e remaining couplets arp ^q dark, 
either from an error in the ma- 
nuscript,, or frojn tlie antiquity of 
-Jhe language, that I could not un- 
derstand the . Pandit's explanation 
of them, and suspe^ that they 
cave ^en hipi very indistind ideas ; 
put it would be e^sy, if it were 
Vvorth while, to play at the game by 
the preceding, rules ; and a little 
pradice would, perhaps, make the 
ivhol^ intelligible. One pircum- 

Jtance,. in this extra^ from the 
'ur^n, seems very surprising; all 
games of hazard ?U"e positively 
prbidden by Mepu,.y^t'the game 
of Chaturanga, in which dice are 
used, is taught by the great Vyasa 
jbimselli whose law-tra6l i^ppears 
with that pf Gotajna, among the 
Eighteen hopks which Ibrm th^ 
pherniofastra i but as Rhacjacant 
ipd.his preceptpr Jagannatii are 
poth epaplpyed Jpy government in 
cojppiling a digest f)^ Indian laws^ 
^d as both pi them, esp^ially the 
•|j'.pnerabie sage pi Tribeni, under- 
stand the ganie, they are able, I 
presume, ip assign /reasons, why it 
6ho4ld have beep excepted from 
ilhc general proliibjtion, and even 
Ppenly taught by apcient ^nd mp- 
/dern Bralimans. 

THE EngHsh, says a French 
writer, wtio are profound 
thinkers, violent in their desires, 
and who carry all their passions 
to excess, are altogether extrava- 
gant -in the article of gaming — Se- 
veral rich noblemen are said to have 
ruined themselves by it : others de- 
vote their whot^ time fo it at the 
exparjce ot* their healtli. A mi- 
nister of state, (Lord Sandwich) 
passed twenty-four hours at a pub- 
lic gaming-table, so absorbed in 
play, that daring the \H»re4ime, 
ne had no subsistence, nut a bit df 
beef between two slices of t<»sted 
bread, which he eat, without ever 
quitting the game. This new dish, 
was afterwards called by the name 
of the minister who invented it. 

At one of these gaming clubs, 
the same author remarks, that he 
was shewn a piece of English plea- 
santry ; this was a large English 
escutcheon filled, according to the 
laws of heraldry, with several sym- 
bolical representations of the gamei 
most in ikshipn; the crest, was^ 
hand holding a large dice-box, with 
the name of the nobleman tp whom 
it belonged. 

jp(r /^Sporting Magaziks. 

Descriptiov of the Wa^^P'sH 
Game, or Public Gymnas- 
tic Exercises of t/ie.FB rsi- 

ANS ; ^ M- Von flA^LfTZ'^ 

IH A p some time ago an opporta- 
tunity here in Astrachan, of btf- 
ing present at a Persian spe6lacle j 
which I recpHe^l to havp before 
seen in Masanderan, but not so per- 
fect; and which Gmelin^ for what rea- 
son I know npt, has not at all men- 
tioned in his travels; 1 therefore 
take the liberty to send you a dc- 

' scriptJpQ 

DesMptiott of theW^ardiih Can^e. 


fCription of it, which I request 
you will communicate to the aca-' 
demj. • 

IVdrdish is the name which the 
Persians give to this spe6lacle; and 
as it consists merely of pretty se- 
veie bodily exercises, the word is 
said to signHy the same z.% gomeof 
liibour. Tin's game is played not 
solely Ibr diversion, but rather for 
the preservation and corroboration 
ofheilth; aad may therefore be 
very well compared to the gymnas- 
tic exercises, whicji for the same 
purposes were customary among the 
Greeks and Romans. The Wardish- 
gamey then, isi not. solely exhibited 
by performers whose profession it 
is, or who are kept for the pur- 
pose;, on the contrary, people of 
different ranks and conditions play it 
whenever tliey choose; and we 
find in all the cities of Fer^ public 
buildings eroded on purpose for the 
exhibition of it, in which the ama- 
teurs are accustomed to assemble, 
and which are called fVardisA-ChaTta, 
These edifices consist in general of 
only one large hali^ the floor of 
which is covered with earth or sand^ 
and which has few or no windows, 
and is therefore lighted by naphtha- 
lamps. In the inside of this hall, 
there is against one wall a raised 
place or estrade of boards, with a 
curtain before it ; where the IVdr- 
dish-players undress and dress them- 
selves. Against the opposite wall,' 
another similar stage, but without 
any curtain, is eretled, on which 
the musicians sit. Along the other 
two walls the spectators sit, or 
more usually stand, ^ueh Wardish 
Chanas are supported by the Chans 
in the cities, or likewise by private 
persons. In the first case, the 
players as well as the spectators 
have free admission : but in the 
latter case, eveiy one pays a cer- 
tain price for admission. 

The H^ardish players usually as- 
semble very early in the mornings 

and as soon as a Sufficient ' rH^mber 
i$ arrived, the exercises commentfif/ 
The -players, having* prieviouslj^ 
stripped themselves^ quite naked, 
and put on a pair of wide breeches* 
reaching no lower than the ki]Ce^, 
step forth to the somiddf the mu- 
sic into the middle of the ' arerja ;' 
and therl their gy mnasticexerdsesT 
begin in the following maimer 1* 
They first all place themselves in. i 
row on their hands and kQi\ and- 
endeavour by stretchings and dis- 
tortions of the body, during which, 
^ome times, the most indecent pos- 
tures occur, to render every part 
thereof more pliant. Then they 
all at once jump up, form a circle, 
hold one foot up, and hop round ia 
a circle on the other, whilst with 
both hands they incessantly strike 
their thighs. After this they alter 
their position, so that, instead of 
going round in a circle, they hop 
m a straight line from one etid of 
the arena to the other, either acrosa^ 
or lengthwise; and as; oflen as 
they approach the wall, they beat 
time to the music, by striking hack- 
wards with one of their feet a board 
leaning against it. They place them- 
selves in rovys. Some then take into 
their hands two smooth-turned cy- 
lindrical blocks of wood, weighing 
from fifteen to twenty polinds; and 
having at one end a handle : tliese 
they place upon thdr shoulders, and 
make with them various motion;;, 
nojv holding them up over their 
heads, then throwing them back 
over the shoulders, or tor wards, &c/ 
Others take a bow, above one and ' 
a hsiW ars/dne long, which is called 
Dschei, and has exaftly the shape of 
a bow lor shooting arrows, except 
til at ii^tead of the bow-stririg, it 
has a thick heavy iron chain, to each 
link of which, ten or more small 
pieces of tin plate are appended: 
by moving this bow from one side 
to the other, they beat' time to thef 
Of^c. They conclude the speqv 

Z 2 tacle 


Obi 5 -or Tkne-finger* d Jack* 


tucte by running round in a cirde, } 
with the ' above described instru- 
ments in their hands, till they ar^ 

' As soon as the gymnastic exer- 
cise isifinijihedf the players retire to 
tfie stag^ where they had undressed 
themselves: here proper attend- 
intSy who for thai purpose are at- 
tached to the Wardish'Chanas^ and 
whose office is similar to that of tlie 
fiicdtcres and tr'aSlatorei of the an- 
cient Romans, rub their whole body 
'Strongly with their hands, and 
itretui all the joints, to rende/ them 
the more pliant : after this perfri- 
cation, they cover themselves up 
warm, to prevent tHeir catching 
told; and repose after their fa- 

The chief art of the Wardish 
game consists in this, tha^ all the 
movements of the body are regu- 
lated by the music. There are 
therefore, particular piasters who 
give instructions in the art \ and it 
IS generally believed, that it is ah 
exercise beneAcial not only to those 
in health, but likewise to invalids, 
especially to sUch as ^labour under 
diseases arising ftom an obstruded 

That these gymnastic exercises 
lire common throughout Persia, and 
that in every town there are ap- 
|>ropriate edifices for it, though in 
tome places other regulations are 
established, and variations in the 

))erformance takes place, appears 
i'om William Franklin*s O^sgrvatianf 
in fl Tour from Bengal to Persia, 
where that traveller describes the 
fame national game, as he saw it 
exhibited at Scniras. , ^ 

Obi; or Three - fxnger'o 

A New Pantomimical Drama, 
was represented for the first 
lime on Wednesday evening July 
d^ and received throughout with 

the most perfeEt afiprobaticm.. 
The depredations committed by a 
most daring Maroon in the Isknd 
of Jamaica, about the year 17S0, 
and which induced the House of 
Assembly to offer a considerable 
reward ibr his head^ and handi is 
the foundation of the present 
Drama. Matter of fad, however, 
not affording sufficient scope for an 
Entertainment, we are presented 
with an episode, which is so inge- 
niously contrived, an I so happily 
interwoven with the subjedl, as to 
make it a doubtful question whidi 
is most entitled to approbation, 
truth or fiction. 

The arrival oi Captain Orfordfrom 
England on the birth-day o^R^sa^ 
the Planter's daughter, of whoiu he 
becomes enamoured, opens the bu- 
siness ; he io soon after brought in 
stunned by a blow he had received 
from Three-Jinger* d Jack, at whose 
name and Ohi^ the negroes are 
panic strucL The Captain on ^ 
shooting party is encountered bj 
the Maroon, severely wounded, 
and then dragged to his cave. 
Quashee and Sam^ the former of 
whom had been christianed to be 
superior to the power of O^/, de- 
termine to earn the reward by ap- 
prehending J^K ^^d they are 
joined by luck^^ a negro boy, and 
Rfiia disguised in boy's dothes, 
whose anxiety for the tate of 0/- 
fTt'd impels her to th^ attempt. 
Rasa, overcome by the fatigues of 
winding the mountains, . anil ex- 
ploring the fastnesses, accidentally 
goes into Jack's cave for repose 
and shelter from^ a storm. Jack 
enters, and at first is about to slay 
thesupposed boy, but changes his 
mind, and -makes lier his servant.—- 
While the robber is asleep, slie dis- 
covers where Orford lays bound, 
and« after many- hair- breadth 
escapes, effects his release. Tbe 
two negroes who wept in <)uest of 
Jack^ eume up with hiiQ in a moun- 


6bi', or Thri^-fin^d Jack. 

taip^ and he is ^lala b^ Sam^y^'^ as 
he had got Quashee, by whom, in a 
furious cot^tedt, he lost his tvvo 
fingers, in his grasp^ and in the a^ 
of strangUng him. The marriage 
oiOrfcraBhd Rosa^ and^the rejoic- 
ings of the negroes on the occa- 
sion of the nuptials, ' and jack's 
death, conchide the piece. 

The interest excited in this 
Drama far exceeds all we have 
^ ever witnessed of the pantomimic 
- order. . The scene where Rosa re- 
leases her lover is wound up to the 
highest pitch. — -De Camp*s adiing 
was most intelligent and admirable. 
Charles Kembie pourtrayed the 
part of Three-finger* d Jack with in- 
finite ability. *That music is cer- 
tainly very expressive and appro- 
priate ; but the composition of the 
airs and chorusses, if we except, 
** poor negro woman ,_ Ulalee,** 
^r which, see our Poetical depart- 
ment, has nothing peculiarly strik- 
ing. The scenery is in general 
clever, the inside of a negro hut is 
particularly well executed, as is also 
the Promontory at the mouth of 
Jack*s Cave. The repeated plau- 
dits that accompanied each scene 
may be regarded as a presage of 
its becoming a v^ry popular, and 
at tile same time a very profitable 

The science of Obi had its ori- 
gin among the ancient Egyptians. 
It was for the purpose of bewitch- 
ing people, or consuming them by 
lingering illness, and the magic ar- 
ticle itself was a composition of all 
manner of filth. Of the same de- 
scription was that of Three fingered 
Jack^ which gives the principal title 
tg th^ present piece. 

The Story of Three-fingered Jack, 
from wliich the New Pantomime 
is taken, is thus related by Dr. 
. Mosely : 

*' I sa^ the Ohi of the famous 
negro robber, Tkee-finger^d Jach^ 

Hhe terror of Jamaica m 17$0^ 
iThe Maroons who slew him brpught 
it to me. 

His O^/ consisted of the end of 
a goat's horn, filled with a com- 
pound of grave dirt, ashe^s, the bloo4 
of a blacK cat, and human fat ; all 
mixed into a kind of paste. A 
Cat's foot, a dried toad, a pig's tail^ 
a slip of virginal parchment of kid's 
skin, with chara6tei;s marked ia 
blood on it, were also in hhO^oM 

These, with a keen sabre, ana 
two^ guns, like Robinson Crusoe, were 
all his QSi; with which, aiKl hi* 
Courage in descending into th^ 
plains, and plundering to supply his 
wants, and his skill in retreating 
into difficult fastnesses, among the 
mountains, commanding the onljr 
access to them, where none darea 
to follow him, he terrified the in- 
habitants, and set the civil power- 
and the neighbouring militia of 
that island at defiance, for nearijr 
two years. 

He had neither accomplice nor 
associate. — There were a few run- 
away negroes in the woods neac 
Mount Lebanus, the place of his 
retreat ; but he had crossed tlieir 
foreheads with some^ of the magic 
in his horn, and they ccmld not be- 
tray him. But he trusted no one. 
He scorned assistance. He ascend- 
ed above Spartacus. He robbed 
abne ; fought all his battles atone j, 
and always killed his pursuers. 

By his magic, he was not onlj 
the dread of the negroes, but there 
were many white people who be- 
lieved he was possessed of some 
supernatural power. 

Allured by the rewards oifereA 
by Governor Dalling, in proclama- 
tions, dated tlie 12th of December, 
""1780, and 13th of January, 1781 ; 
and, by a resolution of the House 
of Assembly, whicTi followed the 
first proclamation', two negroes, 
pamed Quashee^ an4 Sam [Sam was 



ntelligence — Hi>rse Cause. 

inflammation^ mortification, and 
death, had been excited by impro- 
per driving by the plaintiff, in his 
journey to Hockerit on tlie Mon- 

• day aUernoon ? To wipe away 
c\'ery idea of this kind, evidence . 
was produced to the steady, hu- 
mane, and '^entlemaivhke *con- 
'dudl of the plaintiff: to corro- 
borate which, Mr. TattorsalPs evi- 
dence clearly went, who leaving 
Hyde Park Comer, an hour and a 
bair later than the plaintiff left 
Manchester-square, yet he arrived 
(having Mrs, T. in the chair also) 

^mt Hockeril in ten minutes after 

'Mr. Clifton. set the plea of 
tot rapid and indhcieet driving to- 

,taDy at defiance. Mr. B. Kerry, 
the farrier, from Newmarket, ap- 
peared to prove the state of the 
lorse^ when first called to him on 
the Tuesday evening ; his being 

I worse on Wednesday morning; 
liis removal to a horse stajjk of his 
own; his death on 'the evening q{ 
the same day ; his examination of 
the viscera immediately after death ; 
aiid, as he expeded, finding the 
lm>gs and liver in a state of putre- 
Adion — or, to use his own words, 
* totally gone :*' adding, in reply 
to a question from the Court, that, 
in his opinion, the death of the 
fcwrse did not proceed from any 
symptoms or effects of the after- 
noon's journey on Monday, but 
iiom a caxise pre-exi!^ting to the 
f ecent purcljase of the horse. 

Here Mr. Taplin, the celebrated 
writer on farriery was called, to 

.give a professional opinion (accord- 
ing to the evidence he had heard 
jhefore the Court,) whether a case 
so rapidly destru61ive, could have 

^^nginated in the moderate journey 
43£ Monday, occasioning so soon 

• ;sucl^ a destruction of parts as had 
b^en g;yen in evidence ? to which 
pQ hy no means assented, unless 
inflammatory fever had been at- 

^londant upon the cas^; but as it 

had t>een clearly' ascertained, upon 
the -oath of Kerry, the horse was 
free^ irom fever, Mr. Taplin felt 
himself justified in an opinion, that 
the horse Irnd been labouring under 
a consumption of the lungs for 
some time before the day of pur- 
chase. ' ♦ 

The defeace was very ably con* 
duded by Mr. Serjeant Cockell. 
He contended the horse had died 
of a fever, an(i that this kvtt was 
occasioned from his having )}ean 
over-driven by the plaintiff. Oo 
the Monday after he was bought, 
Mr. Clifton had driven him from 
Manchester- square to Hockerill, 
without stopping a stage, greafly 
too long for any horse, particularly 
for a horse fresh from the hands of 
a dealer. This fatigue had brought 
dti fever ; the fever had occasioned 
infl:immation, and inflammation the 
mortification described. 

A long train of witnesses, ac- 
cording to custom, were then pro- 
duced on the part of the defendant, 
to prove and demonstrate the in- 
controvertible soundness of the 
horse on the day of sale ; amongst 
the rest, one brought/ near' two 
hundred miles io prove him sound, 
when he sold him to Mr. Hop- 
kins. To these succeeded the 
professional evidence of Mr. Bond 
and Mr. Foxall, (farriers i» con- 
siderable estimation,) wh<)5e opi- 
nions went diredly contrary to th« 
suggestions previously promulgated 
by Mr. Taplin ; having, neither of 
tnem> any doubt, but the visur^ 
might have been occasioned by tbt 
exertion*' in the journey. ' 

Lord Eldon said, ibat the only 
point ibr the Jury to consider was, 
Whether the horse vvas in perfect 
health on the 9th of May?. If 
they thought he was, they would 
find a verdict for the defendant— 
iii on the contrary, they were cf 
opinion, that he was then ponsump- 
tive, qr under any other disease, 


Lan^ xlnieiligme^ 


oi tjiat dicumsitaiice, .tfaey would 
ftid /or the plaintiff. r-Verdicl for 
tjie,plaintiffibr33l. 12s.: 

' Court »0T Common P^eas, 

■to. JiJtLY'7." . 



', Mr, Serjeant Baillie stated this 
to be aij acliou for recovery 
of tlzirty guineas, being money 
betted by the plaintitF at a foot 
race at Rich,mond, on Easter Mon- 
day last, and put into the hands of 
<;fie defendant as stake-holder. The 
person on vvhom the plaintiff had 
betted certainly was beat ; but he 
would prove that there was a col- 
lusion that he should be beat. 

The witnesses for the plaintiff 
haying proved the mbney to be 
paid to the defendant. 

Lord Efdon said, that in the pre- 
sent «tage of the cause, at feast, it 
would be unnecessary to prove un- 
fair play, because it appeared to 
hihi that this was within the statutes 
against gaming; and unless Mr. 
Best could shew something to take 
it out of this, it appeared that 
the stake-holder must refund the 

Mr. Serjeant Best said, that if 
the money was to be returned^ it 
was necessary that notice should 
have been given in proper- time, to 
"prevent the stake-holder fiom pay- 
ing it ov'cr., Mr. Best said, if in 
fa6l he had paid it over, he was ex- 
onerated ; and although some at- 
t«Cipt of such notice had been en- 
deavoured, it by no means was suf 
ficient to establish the fad. He 
could provcv on the contrary, that 
the money had been paid to the 
winners. At any rate it appeared, 
that if this was an illegal Irans- 
adiou, this prevented the plauitiff, 
V0L.-XVIII. No. 93. 

who was engaged in it, from com- 
ing into Court to recIaijQ5i iill 

money. ' i ' 

The defendant's witnesses Imv- 
ing been called, and none of them 
appearing. Lord Eldon' said, thdfd 
must for the present, be judgmeiij 
for the plaintiff; butdiatl^e would 
reserve for the Court the question; 
Whether the plaintiff had a fight 
to bring his ' adion ? — Verdid— 
Thirty Guineas. . .. 

1^ ■ < ■ _ 

ku6hes v. markenam* . . 

V The plaintiff is a young lady,' 
who, with six others, was ovef- 
turned in a hackney coach, on her 
way home from Sadler's Wells to 
Chelsea. The' defendant is prof 
prietor of the coach; and this ac- 
tion was brought against hfm to 
recover damages for the injury tlie 
plaintiff had received from the neg- 
ligence or unskilfulness of his ser- 

A great variety of witnesses was 
called on both sides, from whose 
evidence it appeared, that the 
coach was overturned a little way 
beyond the turnpike at Hyde Park 
Corner, and that? Miss Hughes, 
who used to enjoy formerly an un- 
common good state of health, had 
since been extremely subjed to 
hysteric fits, and unable to do her 
usual , work . The coachman swore 
h^ was going at the AB of Farlia-i 
ment trot, and denied that he was 
asleep ; but several o\' those who 
had been in the coach deposed, that 
they believed that he had; and 
that, astonished at the slow pace at 
which the carriage went, they had 
knocked at the window, and had ' 
received no answer. There were 
two holes, with rubbish, by their 
side, lo which he attributed the ac- 
cident ; and the driver Of ^ car- 
riage, which came immediately 
behind him said, he was con« 
A a vinced 


• I 


yinccd he had behaved in a coach- 
man Tike manner. ' 
. .Lord Eldon in- his charge sai^, 
j))at the Plaintiff was entitled to 
recover a compensation in damages 
Jur anj inji^ry she had sustained 
through the bad condud of the de- 
fendant's servant, and to that alone. 
If (he Jury therefore were of opi- 
nion, that the coachman's conduct 
was irreproachable, they would find 
a verdi6t for the defendant ; if they 
should be o( opinion that he had 
behaved ill, and that the plaintiff 
had not become sick after tiie.acci- 
d«nl, they would find for the de- 
fendant ; or if they were of opi- 
nion that she had since been in 
bad health, not from ha<'ing been 
overturned by the coachman, they 
would find for the defendant. lf> 
they ^ould think that the coach- 
SDan had condu<5led himself in an 
unskilful or negligent manner, and 
that the health of the plaintiff had 
. on that account been injured, they 
would find their verdid lor her, and 
award her what, upon cool and 
dispassionate refledlion, they should 
judge a reasonable compensation. 
Verdi6t for the plaintiff— Damages 
Ten Pounds. 

■ ' -'■ 


This cause was curious, though 
nnimportant. The plaintiff is owner 
of the celebrated Menagerie ex- 
hibited at Exeter Change. Some 
time ago he sold a leopard, a wolf, 
a bear, two monkeys, and a variety 
of other animals to the defendant, 
for which he received a note of 
hand for the amount of their value. 
Mr. Saunders was at first very well 
plea&ed with his bargcvin ; but upon 
inspefting the caravan, which con- 
tained this addition to his family, 
he found that the leopard and tlie 
two monkeys were dead. Of 
"course- he was a good deal cha- 

grined r ttrtd Ai«)l:lttg> li^bs(({;l«ifv 
imix>sed U]»dn^' iM^ F«IU«0i to i^f 
the bfM wkeirit Itedapme dbe. Tlii» 
aclion was bfouglkc to enlbroe j^ 
payment of iU 

The granting of the note was 
cleaoiy proved^ aodl' th«( consideca- 
tion for which, it vtas granted It 
certainly appeared^ tbaJl several of 
the animals had been found dead, 
but as it cpnld not be m«k out 
that thpir was any warranty, lor 
their all being aKve whcn-deli\'ered, 
the J u ry, by'x.ord- El don ' fr direQion, 
found a verdid ibr the plaintiff. 



Thb plaintiff is master of an 
academy, the defendant an apo- 
thj&cary. The circumstances oj 
the case are these : — The plaintiff,, 
on passing through Oxford- street, 
was attracted by tKe ap|:>earaDce of 
a snake, which he saw in the shop- 
window of the defendant,, pre- 
served in spirits : whilst he was 
looking at it, he thought the de- 
fendant beckoned. to him; he went 
into the shop, and immediately the 
defendant struck him with his pes- 
tle oh the hand, and spoiled his 
clothes inr turning him out of the 
shop ; tlie loss sustained in conse- 
quence of this violent blow, the 
plaintiff estimated at 201. as he was 
prevented from attending his busi- 
ness. A witness was called, who 
proved the blow 5 the surgeon said, 
the hand was a little swelled and 

Lord Eldon asked him, how 
much his bill might be lor th^ 
cure ? he answered one shilling. 

Mr. Serjeant Shepherd, for th^ 
defendant, contended, that the 
plaintiff had been making strange 
grimaces through the window ; that 
he went into the shop, and de* 


t . 

Pme^rk-Tipm D^s. 


0i^;pded- io Jmoisr vAxeX thjey had 
been si^yuag about him. The de- 
fendant 'bad desired hi^ to go about 
bis bji^siriess^ which he refused ; on 
this he endea\A6ured to Cum him 
ml;, '^uid did ^eatlv strike him oa 
ibe knutddes with bis pestle. The 

f lain tiff i^xclaimed — f* This is what 
wanted; now I'U work you, 
Master Barnham — my hundreds 
^^gaijcnt year's, , DoQor.-' The 
jilaiwitiff* then went to the Wor- 
cester Coffee-house, borrowed a 
^tiok of Major Kelly, and returned, 
Israudishiogit at the defendant, ^d 
bidding him defiance. 

These facls bein^ fully proved, 
the "^ury found a verdict ior tbe 

III! <4 

Panegvuic up^n Dogs. \. 
JTrom an cfftinfent Writer.] 

HKTORIES are more full of 
examples of the fidelity of 
dogs than ox* friends, but I will not 
insist upon many of them/ because 
, it is possible some may be almost 
as fabulous as those of Py lades and 
\ Ofestes, Sec. I will only say for 
\ the honour of dqgs, that the two 
. most ancient and estimable books^ 
aacxed and profane^ extant, (viz. 
the Scripture and Homer), iiave 
shewn a particular regard to these 
. animals. Thatof Toby is the more 
remarkable, because there seemed 
no manner of xeason to .take notice 
of the dog, excepting the great 
humanity* ot'the author. Homer's 
account of Ulysses's dog Argus^ is 
the most palheiic imaginable, all 
the circumstances considered, and 
an excellent proof of the old 'Bard*s 
good nature. Ulysses had left iiim 
at Ithaca when he embarked for 
Troy, and found him at his return 
after twenty years, (which by tlie 
way. is not unnatural, as some critics 
^ feavd said, jsince 1 remember the 
dai^. of my dog was twenty -tw<J 

years old when <ifce died) • Ypu^hall ^ 
* have Homer's history in v6t^, ^ 

<« When wise Ulyssct, from K*» n*^»^.' 

coast ' ' 

Lohg kept by W4tw,4h<J long1>y ttmpeMi 

tosr, ^ . 

Arriv'4 at Jastypoor, old, disj^uis'xi, alOOf, 
To all h-.s friends, and ev'n his Queen un-; 

known ; 
ChangM ^s lie was, with age, ami toil*,^ 

Furrow'd his rev 'rend -face, aed wWte hi», 

hflips, .^ 

In his own palace forc'd to ask his breafl; 
Scoip'cf by those slaves his former bounty , 

Forgot '©if all Kiis own domestic crew 4 
The faithful dqj aloiic his rightful vmafcter. 

kiiew ! , 
United, urthousM, negle£tcd, on the clay, 
Like an o!<i servant now cashier'd he lay ; 
Touch'd with rtsentment of wan^ratetirt 

•fnan^ . ^ 

And longing to ;be hold his ?wicie«t Lo»4 

aga n. 
Htna wlien he saw — he rose, ftffli cifSWfd 

to meet, 
('Twas all he could), and fawn'd, and 

kiss'd his feet, 
Seix'd with dumb joy— tHcn falling by 

his side, . ' 

Own'd his returning Lord, iookM up and 


Plutarch, relating how the Atlre- 
nians were obliged to abandon 
Athens in the timeof Themistoties, . 
steps back again oiit of the jWay of 
his history, purely to describe the 
lamentable tries and howlint^ of 
the poor dogs tliey left beliiiid- 
He makes mention of one that fol- 
lowed his master across the sea to 
Salamis, where he died, and was 
honoured with a tomb by the Athc-» 
nians, who gave ihe name of the 
Dog* s grave to that part of the island 
wliere he was buried. This re- 
spect to a dog in the most polite 
people ot'the world, is very obsers^- 
able. A modern ins»tance of gra- 
titude to a dog, ((hough we ha\^c 
bat few such) is that the chid' or- 
der bf Denmark, (no\V- injur iou-*^ 
called t}ie cfidcy of the eleplHint) WAa 
instituted in memory of the tidUity 

A* a '2 of 

1S4 Boxing Matches. 

p{ a dog, named ^Id brat, tb one 

of their kings who had been de- 
s^ted hy his subjedls : he gave his 
order this motto, or to this effedl, 
(fvhipfa ^ill iremaios) W^iU-l^rat 
was faithful. Sir William Trum- 
bulf has told me a story, 'vvhich he 
beard from oi>,e that vvas present : 
^ing pharles J. being vv'ith some 
of his court during his troubles, a 
discourse arose what sou of dogs 
deserved pre-eminence j and it be- 
i^g o;i all hands agreed to belong 
either to the spaniel or greyhound, 
the king gave his opinion on the 
fart of the greyhound, because 
(said he) it has all the good-nature 
of tfie ptHer without the fawning. 
A good piece of satire upon hi$ 
icourtiers, with which I vvill oon- 
plude iny discourse pf dogs. 



Boxing Matchjes. 

TtjESDAY morning July 1, 
was fought the long expeQed 
battle bet\yeen Andrew Gamble, 
an Irishman, and Noah James, for- 
merly belonging to the Horse 
jpu^rds, for a stake of 100 guineas, 
upoli Wimbledon Common, at no 
great distance from the spot where 
are exhibited the remains of the 
potoridus Abershaw. 

'^here wpre depending pn this 
match bets to the amount of 50pol. 
The deposit money was drawn on 
Ihe evening before from Kelly and 
the other holders, and lodged in the 
pands of other'persons. 

The combatants set to ^bout ten 
o'clock in the morning— Gamble 
paving for his second Benjamin 
Stanyard, and Bartholomew fpr 
liis bottle-holder. James's second 
was Joe Ward, and his bottle- 
. holder Hall. 

Tlie two champions fought with 
istpmshiiig fierceness, skill, and 
jdexterity," for the space of fifty mi- 
putesj during which, they Iiad no 

less than thirty rounds, when vi6^ 
tory at length declared itself in fa* 
vour of the Irishman. The odds 
yvere, at starting, six to four in fa- 
vour of Jajnes ; but, after haif ari 
hour's hard fighting, were ten io on^ 
in favour of Gamble, who displayed 
an uncommon degree of science 
and coolness throughout the whole 

Gamble is near six feet high, but 
by no means so stout in make ai 
his adversary, who was shortef 
in stature, biit so determined, that 
he fought seven rounds after his 
collar boi],e had been broken. 

Japies vomited a great deal pf 
blood at almost every round towards 
the conclusion, and >v^s taken fdr 
dead from the stage. 

Another battle is shortly to take 
place ^between the vittori<?us 
Gamble and a. Bristol man, who 
i lately fought with success, ip pr.4^r 
I to ascertain whether England -or 
Irelaiid be the most caipable of 
supplying, at this time^ the besf 

Gamble is 29 years of age. He 
was apprenticed to a stone-mason 
\fi Dubhn, and at an early peridd 
of life discovered a strong propen- 
sity to the pugilistic art. He has 
fyught eighteen pitched tattles 
with success. Hiis most severe 
contest was in 1792, with Stone- 
yard, of Birmingham. They fought 
at Colchester with great skill and 
a6iivity for an hour and twenty 
minutes. They were, however, 
so con)pletely exhausted, that it 
was agreed to make it a drawn 
battle. The herpes of the fist have 
ever since entertained the utmost 
friendship for each other : and 
Stoneyard, on the late occasion, 
acted as second to p amble, who, 
in the course of thirty rounds, 
knocked his opponent down seven- 
teen times. 

James, who^is a Ciic^ireman, i« 
- " ' thirty-two 


Rules for the Game of Cards tailed Boston. 185 

tihirty-'two years old. He has fought 
seventeen pitched battles. The 
most desperate wafc that with Wood, 
of the Gdards^ for one boar aud 
sixteen minutes. It was a contest 
of great dexterity, James is very 
excellent bottom, as the following 
fa^s prove : 

• On the 1 2th round, hts nose was 
broken ; on the 20th, his collar 
bone; on the 25 th, his jaw* bone; 
and on the '29th, his breast-bone. 

. Notwithstanding all these dis- 
asters, he fbi^ht two rounds after- 

• James vras given over by his 
l^y sicians. finding himself in this 
extremity- of danger, he sent for 
•Gamble, when he very generously 
exchanged forgiveness with liis siic- 
cessfui antagonist, who gave Mrs. 
James a handsome present. ' 

Moft^ Lost and W<fH on the above 
Occasion, ' 

' From a certain great Personage, 
Sir H. V. T. won 2,0001. 

From Lord C. the Hon. C. B. 
won 1,0001. 

' From C. L. tiiere was won by 
G, W. $p-w, Esq 1,5001. 

From a Stranger, do. W. 2501. 

Hon. M. P. won 5001. 

Mr. Kelly won 5001- 
, Mr. Lenyard of St. James's, 
won 501. 

A rabbit merchant, in Newgate 
Market, won 600 1. 

A private of the West Norfolk 
militia, and John Fitcii, of Chelras 
ford, late a private m the West 
Essex militia, fought ' a pitched 
battle on Monday July 7, for the 
trifling sum of one guinea, which 
it appears was deposited in the 
hands of a serjeant of the Guards, 
in presence of two Serjeants of his 
own regiment. Twice had they 
agreed to spend a shilling and be 
friends, but the holder of the stakes 
f wore, that unless tliey fought, the 

whole should be ^Apent^ and used 
every means to induce them to 
fight. Tj^e consequence of which: 
was, that the combatants set to, 
and after some very hard fighting| 
Davey received a violent blow just 
below tlte under jaw, and another 
at the same moment on Uie pit o£ 
his stomach, which felled him to^ 
the groHind, and he gave up the 
contest. The vidor quitted the 
field much bruised, leaving the 
vanquished, who was attended by 
two serjeaiits of his own regiment, 
and the serjeant of tlie Guards. 
These men, nat finding the unibr^ 
tunate Davey to recover from the " 
last blowsi lei't him. 'Phe newc 
being earned to Fitch, tiiat his an- 
tagonist was dying, he very man full j 
and much to his credit, hastened to 
the spot, and plat ipg the.expirtng 
man's head upon his knees, at* 
tempted by rubbing him, to recover 
a circulation of the blood, but alas! 
he was too far gone, and surgical 
aid, although immediately admi- 
nistered, failed of effed; The Ser- 
jeant ol the guards, by order of tlte 
Brigade Major Upton, has been 
put under arrest, and an account of 
his condu6t sent to his regiment. 
The coroner's inquest has sat upon 
the body, and returned a verdid 
of manslaughter, and in conse- 
quence Fitch wa«< on Tuesday 
evening committed to gaol, tu tale 
his trial at the next assizes^ 

Rules for the Game ojf Cards. 
CALLED Boston. 

A small Pamphlet, Price 6d. Gravcsendf 
Printed by R Pocock, ami sold bf 
Messrs. Robinsons, London. 

The Game of Boston accordi g to the In- 
ttodu^iio I to this little Tr.<6i, was first 
invfiitcd by »he officers of the French 
army in America, duiing rhe btc w:ir 
there, and h»s been since in tioducrtl in:o 
tbis country by (he officers of the Rus- 
sian :i hi j>& of war. 


i<86 ' Raksfcr tie Game vfCgnds taMtd SoHoH*. 

TfQSrakitejsplijedveryiiMitfr I ctitKi himd a»||r sHjr P^iU or 45raiid« 

•X iike Whist, and it somewhat 
ie«ei]ftble8 Quadriile and Kra^. — 
The 4R>ur persons who plsiy, tint 
put ei|;;ht Ihsh eadi into a pood, aad 
Ifoe person who is to deal» lour 
wai?e. The cards are then dealt as 
ftt W^hisft, e3ccept that the kst card 
k not to be turned up. In the 
mean time the two persons not 
concerned in dealing, determine 
the prei^nce in this mamer; — 
the person opposite the dealer 
Duffies a pack which his right 
heatd teigbbour cuts, and turns up 
-fme card^ which suit is called the 
ifiist preference; the suit ot tii« same 
<«Kytoiir is called tlie %cend prefer- 

nxve tricks, the trump ^^ ^ « 
common «uit, «r either qIl the pre- 
iicrtAces, as any of these 6&du[^ 
tioiis wiU fH^rsede thai oF Boston. 
simply, as may be seen, by the Bo^> 
ton table; where all the declara- 
ttoss are anrai'iged according to tiie 
order in wliich they supercede eack 
other ; the highest is 43raod ^^«»^ 
that i&y vndertaking to get the 
thirteen tricks. If t£e second hand 
does not inteod to supersede the 
eldest, he says Pass. In like «tan«- 
ner the third hand and dei^r pro- 
oeed.; aiid if it happens ^kmi they 
have aU passed, the cards will be 

race, and the oUier tUro are com- ^ ihgwKu tup and deak again by th4 

snon suits. If it happens that this I 
'dealer inadvertently makes a wriDOg 
ilelirery of the cards, or what is call- . 
-ed at Whist a missed deal, he aunt ; 
•tleal again, and as a punisbmient, 
again put four fish into the pool. 

The e4dest hand, (or person tX) 
tiie left of the dealer, tlie order of 
-dealing and playing being the same 
• as at Whist), if he tliinks on view- . 
ing his cards that he can get five 
tricks or more, played as at Whist, 
says Boston ; if otherwise, he says 
Fa«s, nntetss he diooses to play 
MfSete, w^ich is to play so as to 
lowe 4evfery tricks — Petit Misere »is 
' to put one card before the playing 
is begmi, and Uie« to lose ev4*ry 
remairving trick; —Grand Misere 
is to lose them without putting one 
our ; — Petit Misere ouvert, is to 
put oat ^ne card, and lay the nest 
ppen, and then to lose tliem; — 
Grand Misere ouvert is the same 
without laying one out. When 
the eldest hand has said Pass, the 
second may proceed as the eldest ; 
px »f the eldest has said Boston, the 
second may also say i\)ston, if he 
thinks that he can get five tricks 
with either the first or second pre- 
iei ence 4br tlie trump ; or the se- 

next person, to the kit of -the 
former dealer^ the new desto 
plotting fonr fish into the pood e^ 
usual ; if not, the eldest hand, un- 
less he has previoosfy passed, hns 
again a right to supersede the de- 
claration ol Wy other> if he chooses, 
or say Pass; and so on, till ast 
length every person except one, 
has said Pass ; and that person must 
{if he ,has declared Boston) say 
which suit is to be the trun^, whicti 
is >always in the choice of the 
player ; and also (if he has not un- 
dertaken more than seven tricks) 
whether he chposes to play with a 
partner. If that is the case, any 
person who can undertake to get 
the required number of tricks may 
answer Wliist: the right of so an- 
swering of course begins with tlie 
eldest hand, who in this case is 
the next eldest tq him that has (de- 
clared. Let it be observed, th^t 
the partner must himself undertake 
•to get ^ve tricks if Xhe player un- 
dertakes seven ; four, ii the playef 
undertakes six ; and three if he un- 
dertakes five, as is seen in the table* 
When this is settled tlie playing 
begins, which is tlie same as at 
Whist, except that the situation of 


Ruhsfof^ the Gme^ ^ GafM taVddSc&ioH. <% 

Che partners is not the same per*\ 
haps, and 'that each of his partners 
takes up his own tricks* 

^ the player/ or the player and 
mi partner jointly get the proposed 
iAu»her of tricks, or more, he or 
(tey are entitled to the ish in the 
pool, wliich are called the Bets, (if 
won by two persons, to be equally di« 
i4ded betweien thpm \\ aiid besides, 
tjie mijOiiber of tricksy which they 
have ^^ether won> adxbed to the 
number of honours they both held, 
(which are to be reckoned as at 
Whfiit} i& to be jq^ulliplied by the 
number found in the tahle, over 
against the number of tricks they 
undertook, and under |;.he name of 
the suit the trump was in ; that is 
to say, whether *in the first or se- 
cond preference, or one of tlie 
common suits ; the produd is then 
divided b^ ten« ana the quotient 
is the number of iish to he paid to 
each of the successful players, by 
the other two 5 or if the player is 
without a partner, to be paid him 
by eachot the three others : if the 
produd should happen to be less 
tlian ten, one' fish is to bie paid ne- 
vertheless ; if it should be fifteen 
or upwards, and less than twenty, 

it h to^ W considered as twenty, 
and two fish are to be paid; if 
twenty- five or upwards, and less 
t&on thirty, aft thirty^ and so on*— «» 
Tkis, fov mtaoce ; 

Suppose the player and partner 
have undertaken fiv^ and threi^ 
tricks, the trump in. a commoi;t 
sttit; they get their proposed num- 
ber, which is eight; if they hftve 
no honours, this is to be mniti-. 
plied by one, (because in a com- 
mon siiit) the produd is still eighti 
this cannot be divided by ten, but 
one fish is . however paid ta both 
player and partner, by the other 

Suppose they und^takefivo aixi 
three tricks^ and get nine, iba 
trump in second preterence, no ho* 
nours; then nine multiplied ' by 
two (being in second prefef«ice> 
are eighteen, which being coa-* 
sidered as twenty, and divided by 
ten, make vtwo fish to be paifil to 
each of them. 

As njne do nof mean to trespass vfm 
the property of this ingenhus little 
ffimphlet^ we shall now present our 
readers with the fdhwing Tahle^ 
which may furnish them with a gener^ 
idea of the game. 


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/ - 

. Cricket MatihSy.dtTw;rfordD{fwnyi^., - 


ON Monday, June SOtli, a Match of Cricket was. played on'Tiiigr- 
ford Down, between Winchester and Mitcheidever, which ww' 
won easy by the latter: and last Monday, July 7th, the return Match, 
was played on Mitcheldever Down, and won in the same proportion kf, 

,• / 

On Monday, June 30, was flayed a grand Match of Cricket, in'tlri 
Barrack Field at Woolwich, between two sele6l elevens of gentlemen 
of the Mary-le-bone Club, and Woolwich, for Five Hundred Guineas. 




J. Gibbon, Esq. 
Capt. Colebrook 
Capt. Heavens 
Lord F. Beauc^ierk 
Woodruff^ Esq. 
Mr* Chester 
Mr. Mea 
Mr. Willmot 
Mr. Fead, junior 
Mr. Romer 
Mr. Fead, senior 


22 b. J. Weller*^ 
10 St. R. Whitehead 

3 St. J. Weller 
32 b. ditto 

8 c. Sir H. Marten ' 

4 b. J Weller 

U b. R. Whitehead 

2 c. Sir H. Marteii 

c. R. Whitehead 

3 not out 

1 c. Sir H. Marten 
6 Byes 

a V b. J. Weller 

1 St. R. Whitehead 
4 c. ditto 

72 not out 
"b. J. Weller 
b. R. Whitehead 
3 run' out 
3 b. Whitehead 
3 b. J. Weller 
Cj Fyzmyre 

2 c. H. Marten. 




J. Weller, Esq..'s 


Capt. Dixson 
R. Whitehead, Esq. 
J. Weller, Esq. 
H..Whitehead, Esq. 
Capt. Philot 
Mr. Tyler 
Mir. Pearce 
Mr. Grant 
Mr. Fyzmyre 
Sir H. Marten 



run out 
33 b. Woodruff ^ 
15 c. Lord Beauclerk 

b. Woodruff 

3 b. Lord Beauclerk 
3 b. ditto 

1 b. Woodruff 
b. ditto 

not out 

b. Lord Beauclerk 
10 c. Capt. Heavens 
7 Byes 



1 b. Lord Beauclerk 

1 b. ditto 
8 c. ditto 

4 b. J. Gibbon 
10 c. Fead, senior 

2 c. Woodruff 
St. ditto 

c. Lord Beauclerk 

5 b. ditto 

1 b. ditto 
27 not out 


-^Lord Frederick Beauclerk won by sixty runs^ — five to four on Lord 
Beauclerk, at starting. 

A grand 


Cricket Marches. 


A grand Match of Cricket was played in Aram's Cricket Ground, 
Montpellier/ between eleven gentlemen of the Montpeliier Thursday's 
Club, against eleven Gentlemen of Hommerton Club, for Five Hundred 
Guineas. ' - ■ 




Sir H. Martin 


Walpole, Esq. 
Vaux, Esq. 

Ladbrbok, Esq. 
Jacob, Esq. 



3 b. Warreck 
7 b. Slater 
3 b. Warreck 

6 b. Slater 

run out 

7 b. Warreck 
5 b. Slater 

3 b. Ditto 

1 b. Warreck 
1 b. Slater 

not out 
12 Byes 


J 9 c. Warreck 
13 runout 

3 c. Ayec 
. 1 b. Slater 

6 b. Ca^e 

2 b. Slater 

b. Ditto 
17 not out 

Ob. Cage 

1 leg betbre wicket . 
b. Slater. 









Slater <- 


B. Warreck 

R. Warreck 



Burgess * - 




33 h. Jacob, Esq. 

2> b. Vaux, Esq. 
27 b. Jacob, Esq. 
30 b. Aiselby 
25 stumpt 
13 b. Jacob, Esq. 

8 b. Ditto, ditto 

5 b. Ditto, ditto 


b. Jacob, Esq 

2 not out , 


Total 154 

Montpeliier Club won by one inning and hwe runs. 

On Monday, July 7th, and the following days, was played a Grand 
Match of Cricket, in Lord's Ground, Mary-le-bone, between eleven 
Gentlemen of the Rochester Club^ against seven Gentlemen of the 
Mary-le-bone Club, with four men given, fbr Five Hundred Guineas, 

Rochester Club» 


Reed - 18 run out -' 

Crawte - 17 b. Hampton 

Smith - 23 c. Boxail 

Vol. XVIII. No. 95. 


q. Ray 
13 c. Ditto. 
1 b-Bo.xall 

B b Foster 


Cricket Matches • 


1 b. Hampton 

c» Lord Fred. B. 


$8 b. ttyo 

14 b. Hampton 


39 b. BoxaU 

4 c. Lord Fred. B. 


3 b. Hampton 
U b. Boxaii 

- 22 b, Boxall 


c. Ray 


16 run out 



2 ,b. Hampton 

6 not out 


not out 

12 b. Boxall 


9 Byes 

3 - 


169 Total, 






T. Weller, Esq. 

3 b. Ward 

b. Foster 

1 c. Reed 

2 not out 


6 stump't Foster 

3 b. Foster 

R. Whitebread> Esq. b. Reed 

. 8 b. Ward 

Hon. H. Tufton 

13 b.Ward 

16 b. Ditto 


5 1 c. Reed 

b. Foster 


35 c. Ditto 

7 b. Longhur&t 

Lord Fre4. B. 

13 leg before wick 

57 stumpt Foster 

Hon. Gen. Lennox b. Foster ' 

b. Ward 

Earl ,Winchelsea 

4 c. Crawte 

1 run out 

J. Gibbon, Esq. 

1 not out 

2 run out 


7 Byes 






Rochester won by eleven runs, — five to four on Mary-le-bone at 

On Tuesday and Wednesday, July 8th and 9th^ a Game of Cricket 
was played at Sompting. — The Gentlemen of Lancing, in Sussex, 
against those of Sompting and Bruad water, with two picked men, which, 
after two days - of extremely well contested play, terminated, by two 
wickets, in favour of Lancing. 

On Thursday, July 10th, a Cricket Match was played at the Inclo- 
sure before the house of Sir Tliomas Carr, at Beddingham, in Sussex^ 
by the Gentlemen who are his javelin -bearers and some others, in the 
presence of a great number of spectators, whom Sir Thomas invited on 
the occasion. At three, the company, consisting of about seventy per- 
sons,^ sat down to an excellent dinnet, and spent the remainder of the 
day with the utmost chearfulness and conviviality: The javelin Gende- 
in.en dined togethei in a marquee, pitched in the field, facing the bouse, 
where the rest of the company were seated, and from whence the re- 
motest corners of the village were made to ring with the echoes of loy- 
alty.— On the foHowiog evening, Miss Carr gave z, ball for the javelin 
Gentlemen, and their female fri<^nds and acquaintance. 


Feast of fflt ; tsr Sport smatCi Hall. i.9»i 

On Monday July I4th, and the. Vw^ fbllowio^ dajs, w^s play^^ 
Grand Match of Cridcet, in Lord's Ground, Marj-lc-bone, between 
eleveft of W. H. of the Alphabet, againt eleven of England^ lor Ohe 
Thousand Guineas. 


Xf eiiish^ Esq. . 

Lord F. Beauclerk 
Freeman tie 

J. Gibbon) Esq* 
Coventry, Esq. 
^ir H. Morten 

Total,' 1 17 


3 b. T. Walker 
10 c. Hampton 
49 c. H. Walker. 

5 b.T. Weils 
^ b. Ward 

7 b. Ditto 
18 notout . • 

b. Ward 
2 b. Ditto 
S c. Ditto 

1 b. J. Wells 
10 Byes 


1 b. T. Walker 
52 b. Hampton 

2 c. Whitehead, Esq. 

c. Ward 
37 b. Wells 

16 not out 
4 b. Weils 
4 b. Ditto 

17 !)• Dkto 

1 c. H. Walker 

leg before wickei 




H. Walker 
J. Weller, Esq. 
T. Walker 
J. Weiis 
R. Whitehead, Esq. 
Mr. Wells 
Woodruff, Esq. 
LorreU^ Esq. 


5 b. Beldam 
14 c.Ditto 

3 b. Boxall 
SS c. Bekiam 
33 St Ditto 

1 c. Small 

4 c. Beldam 
8 not out 

1 J run out ^ 
b. Lord Beauclerk 
8 c. Mellish, Esq. 

12 Byes 




5 run out 
2 1 not out 
lie. Fennex 

b. Boxall 
34 OQk out 


Five to four on W. H. at starting^ who won by seven wickets. 





A City Divine, who resides 
a few miles from town^ know- 
ing he should come up to preach 
one Sunday, and having written to 
an agents whose punctuality he 
doubted} to procure hiok ,a pointer, ^ 

was highly gratified with the sight 
of the latter at church, and more 
so^ on finding him at the foot of 
the pulpit stairs when he came 
down ; out beckoning him to foN 
low him into the vestry, as soon 
as evejr he found himself clear of 
the congregation : Well friend, ex- 

B b 2 claimed 

Feast of Wit \ at. Sportsman's UaU. 


claimed he, I had my eye upon 
yott daring (he whole of the ser- 
. vice ! You have not the dog with 
you 1 have you ! 

The French, said a strong enemy 
4o infidel opinions, vrith all their 
philosophy, will ne^'Cf be able to 
enlighten thjs country — Yes, but 
they would, replied a by-stamler, 
provided they €x>uld do it with the 
' glitter of good hard cash. 

The lUtort Courteous, — A banker 
of Paris has received the following 
postscript to a letter firom a cor-, 
respondent in London : — " We 
have learned this Instant the tak- 
ing of Genoa by the Austrians. 
This good news has raised us to 
the sudtroit of joy, and we are pre- 
paring a magnificent fete. By tlie 
next courier the Paris banker an- 
swered the letter, and added as a 
p6sl§cript also-:—" We have learned 
this moment the re-taking of Genoa 
by the Frenclv along with a great 
part of Italy. This good news has 
raised us to the summit of joy, and 
we are preparing here a magnifi- 
cent ffete.*' 

A junto of old maid«, who ^«rr 
away their time in the neighboar- 
hood of Kensington, had a shew 
oi cats^ last Friday. The prize was 

adjudged to Mrs. B —^ grey puss, 

as the be^ mouser in the parish. 

By a strange association, the bill 
to make further provision for the 
Scotch Judges, received the Royal 
Assent along with the bill to pro- 
vide for rogues and vagabonds. 

It is to be feared that the" fun- 
damental tenets of Popery have in- 
fected persons of a higher class 
than servant-maids. The man who 
can believe that guineas are cheese- 
parings^ is not far from the doc- 
trine of transubstantiation ! 

The ladies have very narrowly 
escaped being placed in an auk- 
virard predicament by parliamen- 
tary interference with the freedom 
of their aclious. ^"^ one measure it 

was intended topomsli them for 
incxnuinence ; and, by another, they 
were to be prohibited from making 
a vvw of Chastity I 

The purity of the English bids fair 
|. to rival Spartan manners. Oiur 
I females approach to a state of 
nakedness \ our soup shops furnish 
biack broth ; and the London Flour 
Company propose to give us plenty 
of brrjm bread, " 

The gentleman, who gave *' breed- 
ing in all its branches^* as a toast at 
the Wobum Agriadtwral Fete, had 
probably an eye to the Brompton 
niersery grounds, •* . ■- 

The late feshionable inoculation 
by the caio pox, it is said, will re- 
move all apprehension, lest the 
breed of John Bull should dege^ 

A farmer observing his servant a 
long time at breakfast, said, *^ John, 
you make a long breakfast."— 
^ Master," says he, " a cheese of 
this size, is not so soon eaten as you 
think of!" - 

The claim of the Surgeotis to be 
upon an equal rank with Physici- 
ans, as instanced in a late trial, 
naturally recals to mind a ridiculous 
circumstance which happened in 
the last war between Sweden and 
Russia. The former court applied 
for liberty to engage some hundreds 
of English surgeons from the hos- 
pitals;, and the terms were 'so ad- 
vantageous, that these gentlemen 
accepted them with eagerness and 
competition. No sooner, however, 
were they on board of the Swedish 
ships of war, than they were re- 
quired so shave the a'ews ; the sur- 
geons of that barbarous kipgdom, 
being still of one common profession 
with the barbers, of which we have 
some traces lingering am'ong our- 
selves. Upon refusal, they under- 
went the discipline of the cat and- 
nine-tails. Very serious complaints 
were preferred in consequence, 
and it wals only in consequence of 


sporting Intelligence. 


,tl]e most s«lt$&dory explanation 
and apolc^tes, that the national re- 
sentment was appeased. 

Origin of the term John Bull, — Dr. 
J^in Bull was the first Gresham 
professor of xnusic^ and organist 
and composer to .Queen Elizabeth. 
John^ like a true iinglishman, tra- 
veUed for improvement ; and hav- 
ing heard of a famous musician at 
iSt. Omer*s^ he placed himself un- 
der him as a novice ; but a circum- 
stance very soon convinced the mas- 
ter^ that he was inferior to the 
schlax. — The musician shewed John 
a song, which he had composed in 
fwty parts ! — telling him, at the 
same time^ that he defied all the 
world to produce a person capable 
ofadding another part to his composi- 
tion. — Bull desired to be left alone, 
and to be indulged for a short time 
witji pen and ink. — In less than 
three hours, he added forty parts 
more to the song. Upon which 
the Frenchuian. swore, in great ex- 
tacy, — that ii»/««j/ he eiilier the Devil 
pr 'John Bull. 

Madame De Stacl, Necker's 


daughter, detained Bonaparte, at 
he came out of her father's closet 
at Copet, with a long political ha* 
rangue, in which she recommet>ded 
to him particularly, tk nourrir la re* 
puhliqud, nourrir le credit publiq^ nour'* 
rir le commerce^ ^c. When she 
had done, the First Consul asked 
but pne question, Madame, do ym 
cherish your children f and left her 
without waiting for an answer. 

A humourist hearing that a late ' 
A61 had passed in a certain bouse* 
put the toUowing ^i^^^— Does not 
the bill to prevent the damaging 
of raiv hides^ extend to the case of 
the hackney coach horses ? 

A barrister in the King*s Bench, 
lately describing the ill usage of 9 
high-bred horse^ that had been em- 
ployed inr dragging loads, and fed 
upon old hay, till, as h,e said, the 
animal demurred to the treatment- 
Mr. Erskine observed, he should ^ 
not have demurred at this time of 
the year, as at this season^^ he had 
better, have put' himself upon the 


AHORSE bolonging to Mr. 
Seddon of Aldersgate-street, 
started on the morning of the 1 st in- 
stant, from the fourteen- mile stone 
beyond Bed font, and trotted five 
miles out on the Hampton road ; 
from thence he returned to the 
ten-mile stone near Houn slow, 
and then turning round again> fi- 
nished his seventeen miles at the 
thirteen*mile stone in fifty-nine mi 
nutes twenty seconds. The horse 
was matched to trot, fifteen, sixteen, 
aiid seventeen miles within the 
hour. This, as has been deemed by 
many, ia not the greatest perform- 
ance ever known m the annals of 
lacing ; for the late Duke of Ha- 

milton had a mare that trotted 18 
miles within the hour. Hcf por- 
trait was hung up in the Royal 
Academy about 10 years ago. 

Mr. Seddon 's horse was sq well 
kno.vvn for his uncommon speed, 
and in such general estimation, that 
on Monday evening Mr. Seddon 
was oflbred 300 gumeas for him, 
and to lake him with his engage- 
ments. This fad is supposed to 
be the ne plus ultra of Trotting, and 
what was never performed before. 
A horse bclongmg to Dyson of 
Park- lane, attempted it about a 
year since on the Whitechapel 
Road, and lost by about a minute 
and a half. 



Sporting Intelligence. 

N. B. It may^ perhaps, be in 
Hie r«meinbrabce of some of our 
Sporting readers, that Useful Cub 
performed the same exploit some 
years since. 

It is reported m the Sportmg 
world that Mr. Seddon will take 
40af. to loot, that his mare shall 
trot 1 8 miles within the hour. 

The last accounts from Paris 
mention the following as the prizes 
awarded at the races on the Champ 
tie Mars, on the 14th of July 
1800. For the winner in a foot 
race^ first prize^ a china vaze n^a* 
irafedtnred at Scores— second, a 
double-barrelled fusil of Versailles 
workmanship. For the Horse 
faces, first prize, a horse equipped, 
and a gold medal of the weight of 
an he6togramme— second prize, a 
stand of arms of Versailles work- 

For the carriage races, first 
prize, a cabriolet with harness, &c. 
and a gold medal weighing two 
Ite^tegrammes — second prize, a 
horse. — The candidates for th^se 
prizes were to prove themselves 
Frenchmen, not less than J 8 years 
of age.— None to be admitted who 
are jockeys, &c. or who pradlice 
any of these gymnastic exercises in 
Iheir professions. 

A -match for 500 guineas was 
determined on Wednesday July 2, 
between Captain Blake, who re- 
sides at Haslemere, and Mr. 
Tyson, who lives four miles from 
it, on the way to Chichester. Mr. 
Tyson, at three o'clock in the 
morning of the preceding Satur- 
day, started with a phaeton and 
pair of hired horses from Hasle- 
*mere, and in three hours and a 
half drove to Hyde Park, a distance 
of 30 miles. Captain Blake was ' 
to drive a curricle, and on Wednes- 
day he drove the given distance in 
is hours and 1 1 minutes, beating his 
antagonist by 19 minutes. 

Oa Thursday July 3, on Sunbury 

Common, l/Lu G<^b»n undertook, 
for a bet of 100 guineas, that bis 
galloway should do the three paces 
and leap over a five -barred gate in 
one hour. Notwithstanding he 
was 42 minutes walking the first 
three miles, he trotted the next 
three in ten, and galbpped the last 
three in seven minutes, and won 
his match by 55 seconds. It was 
four to one against him after the 

At Ipswich races which began 
on Tuesday July i, there were se- 
veral well-disputed by- matches on 
the second and third, by gentle- 
men who rode their own horses, 
which in some degree compensated 
for the want of sport in the contest 
for the purses and plate \ partico- 
larly on the third, when there vras 
a capital poney race of three heats, 
on the igvient of which considerable 
bets depended. 

There were eleven races- at Bl- 
bury on Saturday June 2S, besides 
a great match between the Prince's 
Floughaler and a Jupiler colt of 
Mr. Parkbursf^s, whkdi won the 
race by excellent jockeyship on the 
part oi the rider. Lord Sackville 
rode Flonghater, Mr. Delme the 
Jupiter colt. These races -are by 
subscription, supported by noble* 
men and gentlemen only, who ride 
their own horses. 

Wednesday morning July 2, a- 
trotting match took place between 
a horse belonging to Mr. Tabrum^ 
of Shopland, and a blind mare the 
property of Mr. WaU, of Billeri- 
pay : they started from Shenfield 
turnpike about four o^clOck in the 
morning, and were to trot for one 
hour upon the turnpike road. They 
pasfied through Brentwood withm 
a neck of each other, the mare evi- 
dently having the advantage of the 
horse, and could pass or leave 
whenever her rider thought proper. 
When they arrived a( Boreliam 
Cock, about H miles from whence 


sporting Inttlt^euce. 


atity started, the hour expired, and 
.the bet, which is variously stated, 
was decided in favour of the 

Mr. Dixon's brown m^re trotted 
on the Monday morning July 1 4, 
on the Cambridge road, seventeen 
miles within the hour, having four 
minutes to spare. — Four hundred 
pounds to one hundred against the 

K'owiNG AND Racing in 
THE- Isle of Wight. — A rowing 
inatch lately took place from the 
gun-boat in Cowes Road, round 
the White Buoy, on the Brambles, 
and back, for tfu^rty guineas, the 
fountain boat against the Vine 
boat, which was won by the latter. 
— On the following day they rowed 
again, the Fountain boat manned 
with four taylors, and the yine 
boat with four shoe-makers, when 
the latter boat again proved suc- 

A running match afierwards • 
took place, from Castle Hill to 
Egypt Gate ; a lame shoe-maker, 
against a lame taylor, with a crutch 
each, which was also won by the 


We are told of a brute, who 
lately ate, at Falmouth, a shoulder 
of mutton, two quarts of potatoes, 
and- a sixpenny loaf. Immediately 
after having concluded a hearty 
dinner at a wedding. This beastly 
fellow seems to boast of his exploif, 
as if there were any merit in in- 
creasing a scarcity, and devouring 
the portion of six industrious indi- 
viduals. , Among the French pri- 
soners at Liverpool is a monster of 
this nature, who ate four poiind of 
raw cow*s udder, and four pound 
of hei^^ raw also. He was eat- 
ing human fleth when he was 
taken I — f^ide Medical and Physical 

ILiDiKG AND Walking at 
THE sAMi^ TiMK. — An inpjcnious 
medical geittleman in the city has 

contrived a curious machine ^ 
chair, for giving exercise: to inva^ 
lids. The invention is well con- 
ceived, and will, no doubt, pl"ove of 
the highest uUUty to the aged and 
infirm, as it is constru^ed so as to 
communicate a most pleasant mor 
tion, not dhly to the limbs, but to 
the body : by riding, at least in a ' 
manner quite different from a rockr 
ing horse. ^ 

Last week, a couple of iovem 
went to a church in Sheffield, . iso 
be married. In that awful crisi« 
of the ceremony when the minis- 
ter asked the man—" Wilt thou 
take this woman to be thy wedded ^ 
wife ;*' — " ril consider on it," aa- 
swered the bridegroom ; and cooUf 
taking his hat, quitted the church, 
the bride, and the ceremony aft 
once, and no consideration could 
induce him to return. 

Affair of Honour. — Mr. 
Montague and Mr. Awdry, ac»- 
aompanied by their respedive 
friends. Captain Hone and Mr* 
Goddard having lately met by ap* 
pointnjent at Blandford, in Dorset- 
shire, to settle an affair of honour^ 
originating i\\ a misunderstanding 
l^etween them: We the under- 
signed are of opinion that the ex- 
planations which took place termi- 
nated the affair in a manner per-. 
fedly satisfactory to the honoUr of 
both those gentlemen. 

Signed, N. Hone, T. Goddard, 
Monday, June 9, 1800. 

Lately died suddenly, aged 66^ 
Mr. T. Goodhall,ofYork; though ^ 
born deaf and dumb he was pos- 
sessed of the most extraordinary ta* 
lents,. he could write, apd read 
writing; at card- playing he wat 
excellent ; and in his youth he was 
a good shot. 

Mr. Wickens, farmer, of M&rk* 
cross, in Sussex, lately lost tiiree 
horses, valued at 70l. through the 
ignorance of one of his sen'ants, 
who,- with a view of giving \h% 



Sporting Intelligence. 

animals fine coats, admin isfered to 
them, in their ,fix)d, so inuch roll- 
brmistone, that they died in a few 
days after. 

A novel species of robbery Jias 
been lately committed on ihe 
dove- houses of Mr. Blaker of 
Portslade, and Mr. Hardwick of 
Hangleton in Sussex, from which 
so iriany old pigeons have been 
stolen, by some very ingenioas 
contrivance, that thirteen dozen of 
young ones were on one day last 
"weeic found starv^ed in their holes. 

Tiiursday June 12, a Blacksmith 
for a considerable vvager of some 
guineas, undertook to. walk from 
' the sign of the Chequers at Gads- 
bill, near GiUjngliam, down, the 
road towards Canterbury, 15 miles 
and a half out, and at the same dis- 
tance back in six hours; but he 
was taken with the cramp a httle 
beyond Sittingbourn, and was put 
to bed, thereibre lost the wager. 

Some soldiers of tlie 13 th foot, 
quartered at Horsebridge in Sussex, 
lately, on their march, having beef- 
stealc puddings served up for dinner, 
and being unacquainted w4th the 
Sussex manner -of diet, soon de- 
voured all the meat and called lor 
more without having touched the 
crust, which so irritated the land- 
lord, that he complained they had 
fed unfairly, by eating the meat 
'and leaving the pudding ; whert a 
red'hot Hibernian instantly ex- 
claimed,—** By Jasus, Master Boni- 
face, >'OU are wrong, for we have 
fairly'ate the meat, and feft only 
the kettles it was boiled in for your 
use, and Ihe better accommodation 
of the next division of our hungry 
comrades, wlw> will be with you to- 


At a Gala, given by Mrs. Fitz- 
herbert, (at Castlebear-Hill, in the 
vicinity of London) the company 
breakfasted at eight o'clock at nighty 
began to dance at ten, and supped 
at tvyo in the morning, — Tiiese, huvy - 

ever, are early iotirs. Had it not 
been for the accommodation of the 
dancers, the dinner would have be- 
gun at midnight, and supper com- 
menced at six ivi the mormng. 

Amifitr Sliyiock.—A Jew's wed- 
ding being celebrated on the third 
instant, at a public house near 
Hoxton Market-place, Old-street- 
Road, by a numerous company 
and exceeding noise ; one of the 
men, who had received a few les- 
sons from Mendoza, and being pot 
* valiant, felt himself at a loss for 
an obje6l, upon which he might ex- 
ercise his irritability, till purcliasing 
a pound of cherries of a barrow- 
woman, he insisted upon weighing 
them after her.— This being done 
accordingly, with all the rigidity of 
a. second Shylock, and the weight 
of only three cherries being found 
wanting, he not only knocked down 
the woman, but her child also; and 
after fighting his way through a 
groupe of females, that assembled 
to her assistance, was obliged in 
his turn, to take refuge among the 
main body of the circumcised, sing- 
ing and dancing in the rooms up- 
stairs, f 

A Jack-ass-driver on , Saflron 
Hill, lately bought the wife of a 
sweep for five shillings, whom he 
sold again the same day for six shil- 
lings and a pot of beer— The 
Knights of the Brush declare diey 
will punish him for regrating : but 
Soot- Ho insists, that it is a fair 
Smithfield bargain. 

A splendid dejeune, or breakfast, 
was .lately given by a Purveyor ^ 
asses milk^ at his residence, called 
Bray Bark, in Knightsbridge. Mar- 
quees were pitched, and every de- 
licacy of the season sported on the 
occasion; a band of music lent ite 
exhilarating aid, and accompanied 
by the mdodious exertions of the 
long-eared tribe, produced a flow of 
harmony undescribable. 

* ( »97 J 




■A , 

[There it n much Truth of CharaA^ in 
the following Verses, that we clonoc 
deny their insertion, though the subjedt 
may be local.] 


PARSON Crop found Parson Pug 
Sighing o'er an empty jug ; 
His pipe was out, his money spent. 
His taxes due, and eke his rent z 
Qu»ch Pug, What horrid times are these ! 
Qnc scarceiy can get bread end cheese I 
This preaching is a doleful trade j 
And 'twont be better, I'm afraid. 
Instead of being a public speaker, 
I wish I had been bred a baker J 

I wish so, too, cried Parson Crop ; 
(Who here came in upon him, pop j) 
For when employ'd in daily labour, 
You would not have lampoon'd your 

neighbour ; 
Content in the same bin to pour 
Of various torts your mingled flour ; 
Of which to make the bread call'd" 

Though viler stuff was never eaten ; 
Or with short weight to grind the poor, 
And earn a curse from door to door. 
Bur then / should have gone scot-free, 
Nor thus have been mark'd out by thee. 

Mark'd out by me ? stern Pug replied \ 
1 n^yer yet havedress'd your hide ; 
Kay, spire of all this noise and racket, 
I have nor even rrimmM your jacket ; 
And unmolested you may roam, 
Or going out, or coming home ; 
For any thing that I shall say, 
To mar the comfcr" o^ your way. 

Nay, Pug, quoth Crop, thou cunniog 
' shaver, 
All this is nothing but palaye 

Vol.. XVIII. No. 95. 

I've seen in print, if not in writingi 
The libel of thy own inditing.— > 
Yes, Pug, I'll prove it to thy sbame^. 
Thou bast composed an epigram ; 
In which thou makest much too free 
With thy Superior,— that is. Me f 

An Epigram ? with quick furprixe^ 
Quoth Pug, and lifted up his eyes ; 
Come, let us have no*further strife, 
I never wrote one in my life. 
I envy not a MarttaVs fame. 
Nor wish to rival Ow^n'x name. 

You wrote the epigram, quoth Crop ; 
Quoth Pug, you arc a lying Fop I 
I did not write it, J declare x-^ 
I You did, quoth Crop, and that I'it 
Sweir what you please, quoth Pug agaifirf 
I say I've no poetic Vfin ;— - 
Besides, my friend, these are not times 
For meddling with facetious rhimes ; 
For that's a matter, let me tell ye. 
That much depends upon the belly. 
An empty cupboard, such as mine, 
Will never.tempt the fabled Nine; 
They love— »the sweet harmonious lasses—* 
Tables well-spread, and circling gbsset; 
And would turn up their nose, I'm sure, at 
A meagre, half-starved country curate. 

Come, come, quoth Crop, We'U haV* 
no jokes ; — 
Whether your kitchen-chimney smokes | 
Whether your spit stands still, or goeS| 
Are questions I shall not propose. 
'Jl've no desire to be told 
Whether your meal be hot or cold? 
Whether you drink small beer or ne€tar \ 
But leave these matters tp your redor^ 
'Tis more o^ bti concern than mlw, 
On what your stipend lersyou dioe.-^ 
Or if as you would setm to say. 
You sometimes fast the live-long day j 
Or tind, when dinner-time is eotee^ 
And you sit moping in this roOOi 

C c f^'Af 


P O ^'T R t. 

. Vour maid ein't bring a single dish upy— | 
^od a petition to the bishop ; I 

Make ojur your case to be a fad, 
And then the famoifs Chratt^sjtB 
Will scon administer relief. 
And put an end to all this grief. 
A happy change we soon ^l^^'l spy } 
£less roe ! you'll ioolg. as sleek as I.— 
But, should you win this price, cm* mi^tf f 
Tbat'i not the obje6 of my visit. 
I'm come, friend Pug, indeed I am, 
Ahout this cprscd epigrain ««• 
What could induce you, now, to writej 
With so much malice*, so much spite i 
A fop I may be, that is t^ue \ 
J^ut why should I be caU'd a Jew T 

'Quoth Pug, ynur talk t^ quite siyete* 
^»by sure you nerrr caft be seneus ; 
I've had no hand in all this w«rk, 
JJt'f have I call'd yDu'^^xv w fturk. 
Sir, your discourse seems like a dream ^ 
I beg ypu'U choose some other tbem< ; 
Or (if my language muat be strenger)^ 
J'U boar your coAipaoy AC longer. 

Kay, you shan't go, cfied ParsM Crop^ 

Till you have clear'd ;his matter up. 
rii b^ltthe door--^indeed I'll lock it; 
Por I've the verses in my pocket. 
t found them ii) the Sberifcrne news. 
With which biy leisure I amuse. 
Kow lay yoprhand upon your bible. 
And swe^ you did not write this U6el. 

Libel, quoth Pug^ 'tis fill a 6am ^-^ 
Yotitold ffl^ of an epigram. 
"JVell— that's thp thing which I have 

read* — 
|s it > qaotk Pug, and shook hi^ head ; 
An epigram should have a point; 
These are mere versej'out of j»int s 
Call thefh a tale, or whiU you willf 
I fear tKey will be nop sense still. ^ 

Konsense ? qijoth Crop, they 're very 

• fine? ' - ' 
Desct-iption lives in every line i 
liere^s i, and'yop 5 — a horsfe, and ass : 
Kay, nay quoth Piig» this shall not pass s 
J>r Master Crop, ro let you know> 
I'm not to he batnbcoal'd so i — 
I have it now, you saucy elf, 
yjuu wrote tKe epigram yourelf. 

" That'did be not-^a votce exclaim'd ; 
•^ No Parson's pen those Verses fram'd.j 
" I am the b^rd that did indite 'cm j 
«• Ht that <hstties it — Zounds ! i'il fight 

The sudden soqnd alarms each i^rkiK I ^ 
The one srar'd.west9-4he other east«M» 
Looking, in this distress'd ^onditioa^ 
For son^e tremendous apparition : 
When lo ; a pleasant nian appears*. 
Wh« s^n di^pek their groundless fears }^m» 
He draws a chairo«»ke stirs the firer-- 
And sings a song, at their desire.r-* -- 
Td giv« good fellowship a jog, 
Crop sent for some delicious ^ogt 
And vhilst a social glass they quaff, 
A met ry tale pn>locigs the taagh ; 
And Crop and Pug delighted own, 
A happier hour thry ne'er had koowiH 
Por though they lately met as foes, 
Kow each his enmity foregoes; 
Whilst in the jovM Hard they ^n4 
A mam just suited to their mind. 
And when the parting giass in fiU)«(« 
To lose him they ace quite unwilHag ^ 
To leave a map so droll and witty, 
They lioth declare it Is a pity ; 
And as they alva)^ him by the hand. 
Beg he will please to understand. 
Xhey'd trajirel many a mile to meet hin^ 
And with the frarmcsf fneudship i^ect 

And doubtless, they will like his verses, 
Whca his ae;;tpoem he fehcarses. 




The following Air was sung hy Mrst 
Mountain with considerable effcd, if} 
the Charader of $^ashee's Wifs :*— 

My cruel love to danger ^«, 
No think of pain he give to me ; 
Too soon me. fear like gripf to know, 
4.S broke the heart of Ulaljce. 
Poor Negro woman, Ulalce I 

Poor soul ! tp see her hang her head 
AH day beiieath the cypress trot ;-*• 

And sriil sh^ sing my lore \it dead-^ 
The husband of poor Ulalce. 
• Poor N^gro woman, Ulaleel 

My love bt killMl hqw sweet he 6t!|il*5lj 
His smile again menertr >ee j 

Unless me stc it in the chiW 
That he have left poor Ulalce. 
h>oi* Kegrowamaw, Ulatoe I 



A Fabli. 



YOUNG Women !— -don't be fond of 
Too well I know your hearts unwilliog 
To hide beneath the veil a charnrii-i- 
Too pkeas*d a sparkling eye to roll. 
Aod with a necl( to thrill the^soul 

Of cv'ry Svrain with Love's alarm. 
Yet, yet, if Prudence *t>e nor near, 
Its iwnif may melt into a tear, 

Th« dimprd smtle> and -pouting lip, 
Wh^Tc little Cupids nedtar sip, 

Are very pretty lures, I own : 
Sut^{ if Ptwteijccbe not nigh, 
Those lips where ail the Cupids lie, 

^ay give a passage to a groan, 

~A Ros£j I0 all the pride of bJoom, 
Flinging around her rich perfume, 

perform to public notice pushing— 
Amidft the Summer's golden glow, 
Peep'd on a Strawberry below* 

B^hcath a leaf, in secret blushing. 

*^ Miss Strawberry, (exqlaimM the 

*' What's beauty th^tno mortal knows? 
I< What is a charm if never seen ? 
'.* "Vou really are a pretty creature : 
f* Then wherefore hide each blooming 
fcatu re I 
ff Come up, and ihcv your modest mien," 

* Miss .Rose, (the Strawberry reply'd) 
' I nevrr did po^MSs a pride 

f That wish'd to </«uMhe public eye ; 
' Indeed I own that I'm afraid^- 

* I think there's safety in the sbade^ 
f Ambition causey many a .^igh.' 

** Qo, simple diitd i (the Ro>e re* 

*5 See how I wanton in the wind: 
f* I feel no danger's dread aUrms : 

** And then observe the God of Day, 

** Hew am'rous with his gulden ray, 
M To pay U^ visit|«j9 fny chwmfi'^ 

No sooner said, but with a scream 

She started from hcrfav'ritc rheme— 
(k. down had on her fix'd his/>rtf. 

|o vain she screctch'd — Hob did but 
smile ; 

Kubb'dwilh faef leaves his nose awhile, 
^p)«Q bluntly stuck her in bi^ ha;. 




TO Gretna Green, enchantmg spat, 
The love -sick nyntpbs repair* 
Eager to tie th' hymenial knot. 
And 'scape their guardians care. 
To consummate the wish*d«for blisS| 
And cvre each painful sigh, 
Enjoy the unint'ruptcd ktss, 
And bid restraint good by. 
Who would not hazard neck aad'all, 
Such eKiacies to prove. 
Obey the lovers joidnightc^U^ 
Bow to the shrines of love, 
Leicester, June idy 1800. '*' / 

»■ ,■■ I ■ ■ , ■ ■»■>■» ' I ,1 ' 

PlZAPvRO— A New Sovc. 

AS I walked rhro' the Suand, co cwf* 
less and gay, 
1 met a young giil who was whccJiqi^t 
barrow ; 
« Choice fruit, Sir," said ^fae^f-'^ and a 
bill of the Play?" 
So my apples I bought, and set off /or 

When I got tu the door I was s(]ueez'4» ^|od 
cried *< dear me, 
<< 1 wonder the//made the entra^^e •<!> 
narrow !" 
At last 1 got in, and found every one near 
Was busily talking of Mr. PizaiTo. 

Lo, the Hero appears, (what a strut and a 
stride !) 
He might easily fiass for Marshal Sa. 
warrow ; 
And Elvira so tall, neither virgin nor 
The loving companioD of gallant Pi. 
zarro ! 

But Elvira, ^las, turn'd so dull a94 s* 
That I kMig'd for a hocDpipc by little 
Del Caro ; 
Had I been 'mong the gods, I had sureljf 
cried — '« Nosy, 
« Come play us a jigi afid a i|^ lor 

On his wife and his child hit affedion to 

Alonzo stood ga^ag, and istr^wt 2$ aa 
arrow ; ^ 

Of bi-Q^ I have only this Utrleto fav*-*- 
^is boots were mucj) Jx^urtUan those of 



P O E T R Y. 

Tbea die Priellen aad Virgnu, in robes 
white aadHow'tng, 
Walked folemnly on— like a sow and 
ber £inro V ; 
And politely inform'd die whole house 
they were going 
To entreat Hcar'n's curses on noble 
Pisanro * 

Then at it they went. How they made 
us all stare ! 
One growl'd like a bear, and one chirp'd 
like a sparrow : 
1 listen 'd ; but all 1 could learn I declare, 
Was, that vengeance would ceruinly fall 
on Pixarro ! 


Rolla made a fine speecb, with such logic 
and grammar 
As must sure rouse the envy of roun- 
sellor Garrow — 
It would sell for five pounds, were it 
brought to the hammer ; 
For it rais'd all Peru against valliant 
Pizarro 1 

Pour A£ls are tol lol — but the fifth's my 
Where Hist'ry trac'd with the pen of a 
Varro ; 
And Elvira in black, and Alonzo in white. 
Put an end to the piece, by killing 
Pizano ! 

I have finished my song. If it had but a 
(Nancy Dawson won't do, nor the sweet 
Braes of Yarrow;) 
I vow I would sing it from morning to 
noon — 
So much 1 am charm'd with the Play 
of Pizarru ! 


Z/t cunque mtcum vos eritis ; libep^ 
Jtitanigfiiem nevita Bospborum 
^entahof et arentts arenas 
hi torts Assyrii viator f 


WHILST ye, brave lads' are faith- 
ful to our king, 
We'll dread no dangerous shore, 
Ev'n while from thence the hostile 
thunders roar, 
But soon our foes to due obedience bring. 

Koc more ih' 

When ber sweet vstUings hail appranch- 

ing nights 
Then doth the dying swan, as baids re* 

When she laments in ekgic verse. 

But ber young offspring, swoln with 

surly pride, 
Cutting with rapid keel th* opposing tide. 
Seeks not from dulcet hannony applause. 
But as Jove thuqders his Olympic laws. 
She augurs not in srajr her fleeting bceatht 
But in full vigour deals around her, death. 

Queen- mab Redoubt, nth June iSoo. 




IN History's recording page, 'tis found, 
A Duke was once in luscious Malmsey 

drown'd ; 
To our lov^ Duke a different fate we 

Up, shall in our fond hearts in Malmsey 

live ; 
Of Malmsey then, sweet sisters ! take 

your fili, 
AnJ not one drop of generous Sherry 

Drain well your glasses 'till they are liqour 

And hip your steady guardians three times 

three ! ! ! 




Sunt fuos Curricomo Fuivertmm 


THIS is that hostler of great note. 
Who ne'er wFonged horse of bean or 
oat ; 
CouM horses speak, they'd spread his 

But since ihey can't, John Knight's his 



•< ^ ^ 





And every other DtvinsioN interesting to the 


For AUGUST, 1800. 

Pedigree and Performances of Tra- 
veller - ------ 203 

Trial for a Breach of a Promise of 
Marriage -^ ----- -^ 104 

Trial of Sporting Trespassers at Bury 
Assites - -'•---- 106 

Reynard In the Pig-stye, an Etching, 
byMr«Howic - « - # - 108 

Vpon the v^irTous ^ppeUations of 
Doj^s in Great Britain and Ireland 1«9 

Matrimonial Sporting - - - - zjj 

Treatisi*e on the T«eth of Horses - zi% 

Agricultural Pete - - - - • 215 

Mettle and Chearfulness of a Banlu 
rupt Sportsman - - -- - 216 

Sports of Kature, in' a Letter from 
Dr. Franklin ------ z%o 

Dangecous Sporting wlt^ Female 
Virtue - - - - - - • 421 

Old English Festivity revived - - 222 

Curious Anecdote of hanging and 
parboiling Friar Stone, at Canter- 
hiuuff - -•--*-- ibid 


A Man who changed his Religion 

for the Sake of his Horses * - %9t% 
Treatice on Horses - . - - ibid 
Cricket Matches . - - . 224-^230 
Rowing Matchesr— Doggejt's Coat and 
Badge — VaV]^baU Annual Wherry 
and Ptixc Wherry at Horsleydowo 231 
Aquatic Diversions oa the River 

Kcnnet - --••-- 233 
Sporting Intelligence • • - 2|4 — 24 1: 

.Feast of Wit 


Song in Praise of Hunting 
I^ines to the Mor^iog - - « 
The Manners of a Camp • - 
Tit for Tat» A Tale. - - - 
The Gleaner's Choice of a Horse 
Lines on Wm. Po^ynti, Esq. « 
Epitaph upon Ed v^rd Jol^iion 

Racing Calendar • - . 


- HJ 

- ^4^ 

• ibid 

- ibid 

- 247 

• 24S 

- ibid 

[Embellished with a beautiful Engraving of the VAUXHALL ANNUAL 
STYE, by Ho WIT.) 





An<3 Sold by J. Wheble, Warwick Square, Warwick Lane, n^ar St. Paul's; 
C. Chappie, &Q, PaU-mall, opposite St. James's Place; J. Booth, Duke 
Street, Portland Place; John Hilton, at Newmarket ; and by every 
Bookseller and Stationer in Great Britain and Ireland. 




iO the CouN'TRT CLEi^GVMiiK^ who questions the assertions in oar 
Magazine for May last, relative to the Rise and Dissolution «f the Infidel 
Societies, hy W. HAMitTOir Reid, as thfe bbst Ht^ory of English 
Jacobinism extant — we must remark, that the Sporting Magazine 
is by no means a proper channeltbr a theological dispute. His surprize 
that no particulars oi such societies had transpired before, either from 
the Orthodox, or the Dissenters, is a proof of what he calls ** his seclusion 
from society ^^ and shews that he has not read the Conjeifures expressed in 
one of the Bishop of London's Charges^ nor (he late*Reviews of the 
Work in question. The Monthly, lor May, recommends it as an 

" indispensable Supplement to the Works ot the*Abb6 Barruel, and 
Professor Robison. The Anti- Jacpbin, and the European Magazine, 
for June^ have gone still further. — As to the impropriety urged by the 
Country Clergyman in our first introduction of the subject into the 
Sporting Magazine, we should certainly admit it, if an attempt upon 
the life of the Sovereign, by an enthusiastic assassin, did not sufficiently 
justify us in endeavouring to trace the origin of a measure, so interesting 
not only to our readers, but to society at large. 

Our Theatrical Correspondent, who expresses his delight in reading the 
accounts of the new pieces^ may depend upon our attention to hisliints, 
a|id the speedy payment of all the arrears which may be found due to 
that class of our readers. 

We are much obliged to the Correspondent, who, for the benefit of the 
Card-table and other games that requii'e attention, has promised us an 
account of Mr. William Raybould's Patent for a newly-invented Can- 
dlestick, the use of which, as there is so little necess^^y for the inter- 
ruption of servants, &c. is certainly'' an improvement which has been 
long wanted at gaming tables in general. 

We much fear that bur classical Correspondent, Ju VEKis,has condemned 
himself to the labour of Sisyphus. In his Latin composition, we do 
not perceive any adequate proportion 9f the ** Os Magna Sonaturum.** 
If he wishes for an illustration, by comparison, let him turn G rat's 
Ode, ** Lo! where the nsy-bosomed hoursy* into the same language ; and 
*then he may perceive the sentiment in the one, and the want of it in 
the other. — His Ode to May shall, nevertheless, appear on the first 
of May next. 

The Letter on the Local Antipathies against eating Game — the Morality 
on Chess — Memorandums of Sportsmen, &o. by J. J. B. in our next. 

The Hunting Song appears in our Poetical Department. 

Very opportunely for the approaching .season, a learned Corsespondent 
ha$ promised -us some new and striking Observations upon Shodtiflg) 
the make.of Gun-barrels, &c. 

The present defe6live state of Horse- Racing in France is a curious 
morceau^ and shall appear in our next I^ umber. 



For august 1800. 

^ Vauxhall ANvfuAt Sailing 
Match, 1800. 

[With a beautiful Enoravino.] 

WITH 9. view of gratifying our 
readers, who are fond of 
Aquatic Sports, we have presented 
them with a'representation of this 
Sailing Match ; but, as the month 
has been uncommonly productive 
m this kind of diversion, we have 
been obliged to class the subjecl of 
our Plate in the order of tinae, in 
which it stands in resped to others. 
We therefore refer our readers to 
page 23 1. 

Pedigree aful Performances 
^ Traveller, 


«« . 

OUR r/eaders will recoUedl, that, 
in our Number for June 
last, we presented them with a 
spirited Engraving of this cele- 
brated Horse. Agreeably to the 
Eromise we then made, we now 
ly before them the following ac- 
count — 

He was foaled in 1785. Got 
by Highflyer:" his dam (sister to 
, Proserpine) bred by Sir H. Fea- 
therstone: was foaled in 1766, by 
Henricus; lier dam by the Cullen 
Arabian, Hobgoblin, sister to Re- 
gultts, by the Godolphin Arabian ; 
5am of Juggler, Trap, Filch, Tar- 
tuffe. Folly, Coquette, Mussulman, 
&c. and great dam of Overton. ' 
In 1788 (the property of J4r. J. 
Hutchinson, of Shipton, near York) 

Traveller won a Sweepstakes of 
lOgs each, p.p. for 3 yr oids^ coltf 
8st. fillies 7st. 12lb. two miles (tea 

'subscribers) at Stockton, beating 
Fanny and two others. 

At Malton Odlober Meettfig, be 
won a Sweepstakes oi ^0 gs each, 
p.p. for 3 year ^ds, colts 8st. and 
fillies 7st. Idib. two miles, (7 sub* 
scribers) beating Fanny, Kathleen, 
Miss Hoyden> and two others : 2 
to 1 against Traveller. 
, The same meeting he won 50l. 
for 3 year olds, 'colts '7$t. 3lb. and 
four year olds 8st. 3lb. fillies al- 
lowed 3lb. ; heats a mile and half 
each ; beating, a^ two heats. Fan* 
ny, Grafton, No-no, Florizel, and 
two more : — 5 to 4 on'Traveller., 

In 1789, at Malton, Traveller 
beat Mr.Garfbrth's chesnut colt by 
Orpheus, 7$t. each, one mile and 
a halfi 100 gs.^— 3 to I he won. 

Same Meeting he won a stakes 
of 10 gs each, four year olds 7st. 
five year olds Sst. iillies allowed 

2lb. four miles *, beating EdmuiHlj, 

Kathleen, and two others : — 2 to 1 

against Traveller. 

Next day 'he won the 50l. for 

four year olds 7st. and five y^r 

olds 8st. at two 4^mile heats, beat- . 

ing Florizel, Fanny, and G ration : 

— 2 to 1 on Traveller. 

At York Spring Meeting, he won 

the Stand Platb of 50L four mtleS| 

carrying 7 St. beating 

Cavendish, 5 yrs old, Sst. - « 2 

Mr. Garforth's ch. c. by Or- 
pheus,. 4 yfs old - ^ 

Spangle, 4 yrs old, 7st. - 4 

Dd2 Sb£ 

204 Trial for a Breach of a Prmise of Marriage. 

Six to 4 on Cavendish : and 3 to 
2 against Traveller. 

On Friday, in tlie York August 
Meeting, he won the Great Sub- 
scriplfon of 2511. l^s. for four year 
olds, cdhs 8st. tib. fillips 8st. 4lb. 
four miles, beating 
Gustavus - ' ^ 

Duke of Norfolk's i;<ian filly, . 

by Phlegon - 3 

Tot - . - 4 

Mr. Garfortb'8 ch. c. by Tra- 
veller - ^ - 5 
Sir W. Vavasor's bay c. by 
Vertumnus (afterwards Ba- 
ronet) - - ^. 
ScorpicB - - 7 

Seven lo 4}. and 2 to 1 , against 
Traveller ; 3 to ! against Scorpion; 
4 to 1 against Gustavus and Tot; 
6 to I against the' Vertumniu colt; 
and 2P to ^ asffinst tiie Duke's liWy 
and Mr. Garfortb's colt.*, Traveller 
took ^e lead at starting^ and won 
. ijncoininonly easy, from one of the 
very best fields in the North, — He 
Was sold, on condition of his win- 
stng the above race, to his Royal 
Highness the Prince of Wales, for 
1500 guineas, and wa$ undoubtedly 
cme of the cheapest horses^ of his 
year, in the kingdom* 

At Newmarket Houghton Meet- 
ing, Traveller beat Grey Diomed, 
8st. 7lb. each, B.C. 500 gs.— 3 to 
4 on Traveller. 

In 1790, in the First Spring 
Meeting,. Traveller walked over, 
^T the first year of a subscription 
of 50 gs each, h, ft. D. C« nine, 

On Monday > in the Second 
Spring Meetings Traveller, 8$t. 
beat Meteor, 8st. 7 lb. B. C. 500 
guineas. — J2 to I on Traveller. 

In 1791, Traveller received 400 
guineas from Meteor, Bst,7lb. each> 
B.C. 1 000 gs each, h. ft. 

In 1792, on Monday in the First 
Spring Meeting* Fraveller, 8st. 7lb. 
received 100 gs from Sir G. Armi- 
tage's Cavendish, .8st. 4lb, B. C* 
500 gs, h, ft. 

He is new a stallion in Lord 
Carlisle's stud at Castle Howard, 
Malton, Yorkshire. 

[ Tie Pedigtee $f ikuttU ift mtr swar/.] 

• « ^ — ■ 

7 — — 

JoEN Shawk and trb Widow 

Su|LiY Assixis. — GuiLTOKOyAug. 13. 
B^ore Mr. Serjeant Runaiogton and a 
Special Jury. 


THE decoration stated that the 
Plaintiff and Defendant he* 
f(\g both sole and unmarried, and 
the Plaintiif being in the service oC 
Messrs. Goss and Ben well, the 
Defendant undertook/ that in coiw 
sideration of his quitting such ser-- 
▼tee she would marry him^ and set« 
tie property on him to a very con- 
siderable amount; it then stated^ 
that the Plaintiff had left the aer* 
vice of Goss and Benwetty biU that 
the Def^idant bad r^sed to per* 
form her promise. 

Mr. Serjeant Shepherd stated to 
the Jury that this adlion was brought 
to recover damages for tfte brcacll 
of a promise of marrmge. Whetl 
a conti^ct of marriage was entered 
into between two persons^ and one 
of them refused to perfonifi fft^ tb^ 
law gave a right of e^ion te the 
other, and left to the diseretiob tof 
the Jury the amount of damag^es t<^ 
be recovered, without making it at 
all necessary to prove wiy ^pecifitf 
damitgesi ^or even to shefw that any 
pecuniary l^pss hdd been sttstaiiied. 
In the present case, the Jury wouM 
find itw^s )iot only, the cooHnon 
case of a viokition* of .pKHSnise of 
marriage^ but that the Plaintiff had 
in this sufi'ered in a pecuniary view^* 
and had given up a situation of SOOK 
a year, which he held as managing 
clerk to Goss and Benwell, and 
which he would stiU have continued 


Trial for a Bfeaci of a ProtfUse pf Marriage. moj 

' W enjoy, had lie not been induced 
to remove himself from it ai the 
express desire of the Defendant^ 
. Yim made it one Of the conditions 
of )iec promised marriage with him« 
Mt^ Baker was a widovlr lady of 
very considerable fortune, which 
wascertainiy nearer 30 lhan20,000L 
In the year 1796', Mr. Shavve and 
Mrs. Baker met by accident at the 
iMHise of a friend of both parties in 
the neighbourhood of Battersea, 
where die lady resided. She in^* 
stantly cpnceived a violent affection 
ibr him* She insisted on his quit- 
ting his sitQation, which he accord* 
ita|^y did; and the contrad pro- 
ceeded so far, that banns of mar* 
riage were actually published in St. 
Atheling's charch, Watlitig-street, 
which had not been proceeded on 
at ber own request) on account of 
a verdi6l obtained against her by a 
Mr Atcheson, fbr a similar breach 
ef contra^, in which 4*^0001 da- 
wages were given against her, 
whKii she compromised fbr an an-, 
aaity of 2001. darmg Mr. Atche-* 
aan's K^. which iast& only a year 
and a half. That, to j;;nard against 
the consequences of this verdidt^ 
she had tr ansferr e d all her property. 
io ^ funds to Mr. Shawe, w(io 
had since trans^Fed it back to her. 

, Evidenct for the Plaintiff* 

The Rev^ Mr. Gardner, Vicar 
cf Bfttiierseai stated, that Mrs. Ba« 
ker bad aeet fbr him in the year 
1796* She said she had taken the 
\A}^tt^ of applyii\g to him for his 
advice in a matter of consequence 
to herself and a gentleman of the 
iwme of Shawe, whom she was go- 
10^ -to marry. She wanted to have 
bis opitlion: she had upwards of 
9Q,OOOl. and wished io knew what 
satt ii would- be proper to settle 
tipou him. Suppose, said she, I 
give Jwm 5/)00l. on the day of 
jsMrriage, and 5,000L at m^ death I 
Tite witness thought it was a rea- 

sonable ]:^ropo$itioA; batbederirvi 
her to ask the gendeman himself 
what he thought of it? Mr. Shavan 
consented. It was particularljr 
mentioned^ he was to carry en ne 
business whatever ; he was to ben 
gentleman. She said he would 
iiave money enou|^ to live like # 
gentleman, and that he mast nH 
be any business. 

Several other witnesses wenft 
called and ei^mined) whose evi^ 
dence went to the same points. 

Mr. Gregg, tho Plaintiff's air 
torney, ^id, he perused the< maf^ 
Tiage settlement on behalf of Mi^ ' 
Shawe, and had had frequent comr 
muoicatttms with the defendant 
upon the suUect. The witness, as 
well as Mr. rak^i the delendant% ' 
attorney, had objected to the trasit- 
fer of the stock in the name of the 
plainlitfonly. Tliey thought it Obo 
great a temptatimi ; but Mrs* Bft» 
ker persisted, saying, she would 
transier it all to her sweet J6hn 
Shawe. It was done to avoid the 
damages recovered by Mr. Al> 
cheson^ and was* aftervtrards re* 

Mr. Knight proved the deHveiy 
of a letter, dated June. I, 1799, at; 
the house of the defendant ; it waa 
delivered on the Saturday, and re- 
quired her to meet, him on the 
Monday morning, at ten o'clock, 
at St. Atheling s church, or at aa 
earlier hour, if more agreeable* 
He was told it required no answer- 
John Bengo said, the defendant 
had mentioned to him her having 
received tlie lettcar delivered by the 
iast witness, and that it contained 
a proposal to meet the plaintiff at 
church to be married. She alsa 
k)]d him, that sshe had been driven 
at the appointed hour in her owa 
carriage to St. Atheling's churd^ 
and Dad stopped some time; but 
that Mr. Shawe not coming, she 
had returned^ home again. — She 
said she would not marr^r. Mr. 



Trial of Sjtbrtmg Trespassers. 

Siiilre. after such bchavioQr^ if 
tbere was not another man m the 

\ The learned Jad^e observed, 
that the evidence ot this witnete 
inade an end of the anise. ^ 

Mr. SeTjeant Shepherd admitted 
It would, ii'hehad not evidence to 
<ah'y the case fartherl 

Mr. Gregg was called, and 
proved thaty on the 12th of April 
mst^ the plaintiiF sent a letter to the 
defendant, in which he stated he 
was ready and willinz to perform 
ihe engagement he nad entered 
into with her, and requested she 
-would m^eet him for that purpose at 
the parish church of Battersea. . He 
riso proved that the plaintiff at- 
tended, according to his appoint- 
ment, at the church door; but that 
llie defendsmt, instead of coming 
lierself^ sent a message by two gen- 
tlemen, informing him of her po- 
' tttive refusal to marry hiiti. 

This, with the proof of the let- 
ters alluded to by Mr. berjeant 
Shepherd, constituted th# whole of 
the plaintiff's case. 

Mr.' Garrow, in a very able 
^eech, commented with great se- 
vcrityj both on the profligacy of the 
plaintiff, and the tbily and lo6se. 
disposition of his own client, Mrs. 
Baker ; he commented severely on 
the sordid and fraudulent conduct 
of the plaititiff, particularly as to 
the transfer of slock ; he likewise 
. added, that the defendant was in a 
state of health that might have«been 
g;round enough to dissolve themar- 
'na^e, had it taken place. The 
defence was substantiated by Dr. 
Squire, the physician, who attend<^ 
ad Mrs. Baker, who clearly proved" 
that a state of marriage was abso- 
lutely incompalible with her situ- 

Mary Stevens, a sen^ant of Mrs. 
Baker's, proved that the plaintiff 
was fully acquainted with ^^xy 
eircumstaace of Mrs. Baker's ma- ( 

lady. It was the subject of his i%« 
peated enquiries. 

Mr. Serjeant Shepherd made a 
very eloquent and able reply, the 
chief points of which were, that 
the plaintiff's assertion of the slock 
having been a voluntary gifl, ap- 
plied only to that part of it. which 
the defendant had agreed should 
be settled upon him ; and that he 
having been induced to quit his si^ 
tuation upon the detendant's pro« 
mise of marriage, was entitled to 
reparation in damages, notwith-- 
standing the natural disability 9f the 
defendant to perform the contra^. 

The learnt Judge, Mr. Serjeant 
Runnington, said, he had no doubt 
upon the evidence of Dr. Squire 
and tlie maid-servant, that if the 
marriage had actually been per^ 
formed, it might ha^ve been dis-. 
solved, and therefore he felt it his 
duty to state explicitly to the jury, 
that tlie defence was a decisive an<v 
swer to the a^ion, and that tlie ver<^ 
diet ought to be for the defendant. 
' The jury retired; and, after a 
copsdltation of upwards of two 
hours, returned their verdidl in fr*> 
vour of the defendaint* 



ON Saturday, the 16th instant, 
at Bury Assiases, a writ of en- 
quiry of damages was executed ht» 
tore the Sheriff, attended by a 
counsel for the parties, and foy a 
gentleman at the bar as his asses- 
sor^ for' the purpose of assessuig die 
damages in an a^ion of tr^pass 
brought by Peter Isaac Thellasson, 
of Rendlesbam, in the cout^ty of 
Suffolk, Esq. against William Al- 
ston, of Munden, and Mr. Edoaund 
Hammond, of Lachingdon, both ia 
the county of Essex, in which they 
had-suffered judgment by dcfanlu 

«- \ 


Trial of Sporting Trespassers. 


The Jury, which was special, and 
a most respectable one, awardted ito 
the plainti^ damages to the amount 
of70l- . 

It appeared by the plaintlff'j; 
evidence, that the defendants, who 
are qualified, had, upon the SOth 
of January last, come upon the 
plaintiff's grounds, and within a 
short distance of his house, for tlie 
purpose of sporting, and that they 
had persisted in shooting in his 
covers, notwithstanding they were 
told by the plaintiff they were upon 
property in his own occupation, and 
were repeatedly warned against 
continuing upon his lands. That 
not contented with this, they had 
. returned on the following day, ac- 
companied by a Mr. Pulham, an 
attorney, at Woodbridge, who pro- • 
fessed to come for the purpose of 
seeing his friends righted ; had again 
commenced sporting upon the same 
ipot — were again warned from the 
premises by the plaintifi* and his 
servants ; they bdiaved with much 
ipsolence tothc former — threatened 
to shoot him, or any one who should 
attempt to molest them- — had ac* 
tually pointed their loaded guns at 
the servants ! and on being tutned 
off the; lands, had threatened to 
return the following season, with 
as many good shots as they could 
procure, for the purpose of thinning 
the plaintifPs pheasants. 

14o evidence whatever was called 
•OH the part of the defendants; and 
it would seem that their unjusti- 
fiable conduct upon this occasion 
bad originated in two notions, 
which have been most unaccount- 
ably entertained: the one— that a 
v^ial notice, not to come, upon t-he 
lajid of another, is not sufficient to 
render a subsequent trespass wilful 
aod malicious, but that such notice 
must be in writing. The other — 
that the notice does not attach un- 
til the ibllowing day ; and the de- 
fendants^ had actually conteifded, 
tliai though warned 08*10 tho morn- 

ing, they were entitled ttl thdc 
day's sport over thepfaintifi's lands, 
without being liable to be cons^ 
dered as wilful tresj^issers. ' 

The absurdity of such notions 
would not admit of their being en- 
tertained a single moment ih a 
Court of Justice; the defendants 
had abandoned them, by suffering' 
judgment by default; and their own 
counsel, upon the execution of en- 
quiry, admitted them to be Unte-' 
nable upon the vtry first stateriient.. 

In a subsequent action, brought 
hy one of Mr- Thellusson's tenants 
against the samp defendants and 
Mr. Pulham^ the attorney, for a 
trespass after verbal notice, a ver- 
' diet was taken by consent, assessin|r 
the damages at 5l. 

Besides the above damages, ,lhjft 
defendants will have to pay all Mr- 
Thellusson's costs of suit, as well 
as their ow*n. . . 

[The foregoing report of these 
Sporting Trespasst'j is copied verba- 
tim frpm the Chelmsford Chronicle,, 
and that this article may be com- ' 
plete, we subjoin the following 
Letter of the Defendants to the 
Editors of that Paper.] 

To tlid Editors of the Chelms- 
ford Paper. 



HAVING read in your paper 
of the 15 th instant, a partial .ac* 
count of the trespasses committed 
on the SOth and ^Ist of January 
last upon Mr. Thellusson's lands in 
(endlesham^ you will insert certain 
fads omitted in that statement: 
Mr. Thellusson has omitted to state 
that he mounted the carpenter** 
horse, and rode to the spot where 
Messrs. Alston and Hammond were 
shooting on the 30Lh--«^that he ac- 
costed them in a great passion — 
that'hre collared one of them— thsit 
he sent for his double-barrelled guu 
— that he ordered his gamekeeper 
to take away their guns, who ac- 



Trial (^ Sporting Treipassers. 

tnaOy <!Bd s^xe and take a gtin fimn 
«ne of them — that he obliged them 
to give ttp their certificates, and go 
to the porch of his house after thej 
liad told hiiA dieir names and places 
of abode— 'that he kept them at the 
(mtside of his door as long as be 
thouglit proper, and then sent thenj 
with his Keepers and other servants 
to the common road, where he or- 
dered the gun to be delivered up. 

That the defendants went on the 
51st for the purpose of resenting 
Mr. Theilussoh's conduct on the 
precedihg day — that they took Mr 
pulliam with them to be a witness 
Tjnat m^ht pass— tliat they desired 
Mr. Thellusson to be sent for, who 
came up again with a host of ser- 
vants in a bullying manner, and 
ordered the guns to be taken away 
w— that <H)e of the guns was again 
fociUy tsdken away by Jennings, 
the gamekeeper, whilst an under- 
keeper held a bludgeon over Mr. 
Hammond's headland endeavoured, 
hs sidehng up to the butt- end of 
bis gun, to get it away ; Jennings, 
at the same time, threatening Mr. 
Hammond, by telling him that he 
would rip out his bowels, and lay 
them upon the land — that Mr. Puj- 
liam told Mr. Thellusson, if he had 
behaved Hke a gentleman to his 
friends, the day before, and asked 
them to go away, they would h^ve 
done so, but that he had no right to 
take the law into his own hands by 
coH^ring them, or taking away their 
guns — ^that Mr. Th^Uusson's ser- 
vants by their gestures and abusive 
language, behaved extremely 31 to 
the defendants — that Mr. Thel- 
lusson encouraged their behaviour, 
and said he would take ail U]x>n 
himself-»-that the defendants went 
out of the field immediately, after 
the 'gun was given up, into the 
road, where Mr. Thellusson came 
-with his servants and some of his 
volunteers, who bullied as ^before, 
snd followed them nearly half-a- 
miie, untS the defendants took 

sheher at a public house —(hafWf. 
Thellusson intruded himself into lh« 
defendants' lootn at the inn, and 
strutted in an impudent manner $«• 
veral times up and down the'room^ 
saying, who dares tarn me outr* 
that he then sent his hc^t of ser- 
vants to watch (he defendants 
wherever they went, who followed 
at their heels the rest of the da/i 
and watched during the time they 
were at Mr. Morris's house, and 
afterwards until they got into their 
chaises to return home — that the 
defendants never after Went upon 
Mr. Thellttsson's, or any of his te« 
nant's lands. \ 

These are the mighty trespasses 
of whidi so much Im been made ; 
the public will mw be able to esti- 
mate the value of a dod of earthy 
or a spear of grass in the month of 
January ; for, as to abusive lan- 
guage, the defendants have mudi 
more reason to complain than th« 

To the truth of the above state* 
ment we pledge ourselves, so far 
as it concerns us respectively. 

Wm. Alston, 

EdM. HaMM Off9> 

Jas. Pulham. 

August, 1800. 

Reynard xm the PiG-aTY£4 

[ An ETGJ9INQ by Mr. Howit. j , 

THIS fanciful desi^ was taken 
from the story gf a F^x feaei 
mn, taking refuge in a pig-stye. A« 
old woman in a ^violent passion par* 
sued to destroy him with 9, broen, 
but Keynard*s feur-footed ^|ni€Baies 
soon anticipated her^ istentidjR^ god 
he died r. more honourable ci^t^ 
by their jaws. — The inost tragiGal 
part of the story is, however, to 
come ; lor die woman* in the pa- 
roxysm of her rage and fright^ sud- 
denly dropped dowii deifd ifv the 
midst of pigs and hounds, and while 
the ^latter were pulling tlie Fos 
liffib from fimb. 


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Farms Appellatiom of Dogs in Great Britain^ &c. 209 


TioNs OF Dogs in Great' 
Britain and Ireland. 

To /^Editors of the Sporting 

GFl^TLfiMEN, , 

IT appears a matter of surprize, 
that in a great commercial King- 
dom like ours, the manners and cus- 
toms of different counties should 
vary so much, and even in thooie 
contiguous to each other. The 
great intercourse kept up by neigh- 
bouring, and even distant parts, ei- 
'ther from purposes of trade or 
amusement, one might suppose, 
would be the means of assimilating 
the mode and usages of the various 
districts : whereas the inhabitants 
are as jealous of their particular 
customs, as of their legal and con- 
stitutional rights ; nor will they suf- 
fer one to b^ sooner* invaded than 
the other. I have seen most coun- 
ties in England, Scotland, and Ire- 
land. I have therefore had some 
opportunities of marking these va- 
rieties ; but vvhat I at present al- 
lude to, are those that arise among 
sportsmen ; some of these are rea- 
sonable, and originate from the va- 
rieties in the country, and in the 
game hunted ; but tliere are others 
one does not know how to account 
for, or to reconcile, particularly 
with regard to appellations. 

This subject has occurred to 
me very strongly, from remarking 
in the place I at present reside in, 
in common with many others, how 
Very indefinite is the characters of 
dogs in difl'erent parts of Great Bri- 
tain, which is one of the last points 
one would^suppose there would be 
much variety in ; for sporting is car- 
ried on by the same rules, and in 
the same manner nearly, all over 
the kingdom, in a measure, all over 
the world ; for, as it'is an art, as 
,far as regards shooting flyings tbat 

Vol. XVIII. No. 95. 

iias not been long known, and ra- 
pidly arrived at, a great degree of 
perte6lion ; it has had its iiissemi- 
Jiation quick, and with fewer vari- 
eties from local circumstances, than 
arts that receive their improvements 
slowly, and from various sources 
usually have. I was not particu- 
larly surprized in Ireland, to hear 
pointers invariably called English 
spaniels, because, with an Irish 
sportsman, this might be readily 
supposed but a slight mistake ; but 
when, in the northern counties of 
England, where the shooting is so 
excellent, and the breed of dogs so 
good, I must own I was not a little 
astonished to hear poinCers distin- 
guished by the name of Smooth 
Spaniels, and Setters by tha,t of 
rough Spaniels. The real Spaniel 
is with them a Cocker, as the 
Woodcock is the only bird for 
which they are generally used, con- 
sequently they are very seldom met 
witl^j in a town, for instance, where 
there are from thirty to forty brace 
of setters and pointers kept, I am 
the only person that have a broke 

I am much at a loss to account 
for this misnomer in so general a 
subject as Sporting Dogs. The 
English Spaniel is of the most a an- 
cient notoriety ; whereas the Poin- 
ter appears nearly, if not wholly, 
an exotic, brought i'roni Spain, from 
Russia, and Ireland. The true 
Spaniel is always well described ia 
books of Natural History, which> 
with the English Mastiff, are the 
dogs generally shewn, (in the en- 
gravings) as the representatives of 
the whole species. 

From whence, then, has this .mis- 
applied term arisen, smce the ori- 
ginal dog to which this name be- 
longs, exists in the highest stati^ of 

I observed very few Spaniels in 
Ireland. The reason is obvious. 
There is but little c-over, nor have 

E e they 

2 lo Various Appellations of Dogs in Great Britain^ isc. 

thisy any pheasants ; though it has 
often been attempted to raise them 
in that country: 1 know of no 
part it has succeeded in, so as to 
thrive in a natural state as with us. 
They have, it is true, innumerable 
quantities of Woodcocks; but in 
tile early part of the season, they 
ar^ found on tlie moors by setters, 
and in severe weather they seek 
tlic hedg^-rows, frqm whence they 
are sprung by boys, who beat 
the bushes behind the sportsmen. 
Add to this, that Setters are not 
bad dogs in coV^, so that there \% 
the less need of Spaniels. Though 
the Irish (I speak of the aggregate 
body, the superior classes are nearly 
the same every where) miscall their 
dogs, they have some very high 
bred ones of botli kinds, and are in 
general very good shots, as well as 
fair sportsmen. Some of the best 
dogs I have seen among them have 
been broke in to snipes, in common 
with other game, (or rather birds) 
nor did I ever find tJiey were by this 
means less steady, or disposed to 
rake or puzzle, as is generally sup- 
posed. The Quails, with which Ire- 
land abounds, are much more likely 
to make them unsteady,for they will 
seldom rise till Hard pressed. These 
.little birds afford excellent diver- 
sion, and are in such plenty, that 
they, in a great measure, compen- 
sate for th^ scarcity of' partridges 
existing in many parts. They are 
very strong on the wing.^ and so 
quick, tliat it' requires some habit 
before you can readily kill them. 
They live in the same manner as 
partridges, are easily tamed, and 
very readily, kept in cages ; they 
breed late, so that they are not fit 
to shoot till October. Formerly 
they were very common in Eng- 
laiid, but are now hardly ever met 
with ; what we have, are usually 
bro^ight from France. I observed 
they most frequented corn -fields, 
that abounded with a particuJar 

weed: this was so invariably tbe 
case, that on seeing such fields, I 
would have betted long odds I 
found quails in it. As our grounds' 
9X^ much better cultivated, and the 
weeds destroyed, more particularly 
this kind, which I never saw in any 
quantity in English grounds, so we 
may account for their not thriving 
with us. 

The Irish are more partial to 
Setters than Pointers, and I believe 
they are preferable for that coun- 
try. Setters, I believe, ho one will 
dispute, cover more ground thmi 
Pointers j arc not so liable to be 
foot sore, and can bear the changes 
of weather much better than the 
smooth dog. The Irish fields are 
large, very rugged, and stoney, and 
winds and rain sharp and driving, 
consequently they particularly suit 
the ground they go over : add .to 
this, the grouse shooting is excel- 
lent ; and it is a received opinion 
with them, this species of dogs 
alone are capable of bearing the 
fatigues of it. It is said, one dis- 
advantage attending Setters is, they 
cannot hunt without water; and, 
frOm what I have seen, they en- 
dure the heat and thirst much more 
than Pointers.^ They are certainly 
much more diflScult to break, and 
when tliey are broke, are much 
mOre apt to run wild, if not fre- 
quently hunted. 

In the north of England, at least 
such parts as I have seeii, there ap- 
pears to be ten Setters to one Poin- 
ter ; I, as an individual, am strongly 
prejudiced in favour of the smooth 
dog. I have one, the thickest 
heath does not tire, nor the wettest 
day weaken; but the universal 
opinion being in Devour of Setters^ 
for grouse-shooting, and wherever 
hardiness of constitution and loot is 
required, I do not hesitate to be- 
Ireve they are in most respects pre- 
ferable. I have digressed firoro the 
norme to themaxvier of ithe dogs; bat 


I ' 

• Matrimonial Sfiorting. 


81 1 e^ easil/acGCHint for the one, 
and not at all for the other, I shall 
be readily excused^ 1 hope. If^ 
Sir, these loose thoughts are ac- 
ceptable, I w^ill, on a future occa- 
sion, pursue the subject farther; 
and, it this should stir up ^any of 
your enlightened readers to account 
tor the peculis^rity of naming dogs 
there, L shall be happy to receive 
their information, xqu must. Sir,' 
hnYfe many excellent sportsmen 
among your readers; if they would 
each contribute something on this 
head, we might soon liave an ex- 
cellent sporting school through your 
means ; for myself^ I have rather 
pursued my subject without any 
particular order, or system, that it 
might be the mere effusion of 
thoughts immediately occurring, and 
the «letail of facts, as they rose to 
my recollection, which, if they 
prove entertaining to any brother 
sportsman, will fully answer my 
end, a^d be a sufficient inducement 
for n)te to continue. 

1 am, Sir, 
Your obedient servant, 

E . 

w ■ ■ ■» 

Matrimonial Sporting. 

^0 M^ Editors of the Sporting 



I Have sent, for your inspection, a 
Copy of an Original Letter, 
K^ritten by a Sutler^ to some well- 
known barracks, not forty miles 
from London, to a young Lady in 
Buckinghamshire, "with whom I am 
well acquainted. The Original Let- 
ter is in my possession, afid was 
given to me at the time it was re- 
^•eived ; since when,-! have care- 
fully preserved it as one of the 
greatest curiosities of the kilid ever 
written in earnest. The person to 
lyhom It was sent, though the 
fJnughter of a tradesman-, } et was 

so far from being a proper object 
for such an address, that she was 

fenteely educated, had a small in- 
ependant property, and was in 
every respect what the world calls 
a gentlewoman; it is needless, 
therefore, to say it was unattended 
to. Under these circumstances,' 

•tliough it treats neither of horses 
or hounds, yet il is a sporting-like 
mode of bidding seriously for a 

' wife, as you. Sir, ever met with ; 
and I may venture to challenge any 
of your numerous readers to pro- 
duce its equal, and, as such, not 
unfit for a place in your entertaining 
Miscellany i — ham. Sir, &c. &c. 




I take ^is opportunity to ac- 
quaint you, that I have bad the 
very great misfortune to "lose Mrs. 

W about twelve months 

since. I immediately left Haipp- 
shire, and, with great interest, I 
have got the Sutling House at 

■> ' T 

Barracks. In a multitu4^ 
of business, I have drawn frorif 
twenty-ope to twenty-eight hogs- 
heads of beer a week, and have 
drawn one hogshead of gin in ^we 
days. I have hve sweet children; 
three goes to school; my elder 
daughter, with one maid, serves in 
the liquor bar j my eWest son^^^ith ^ 
me, serves in the beer bar; a^r^^ 
one maid do nothing but briing' thd 
beer up. In this very great business, 
I want some very steady woman to 
take a part of tbi^ tqease me, and 
have a long while in m.y .mind to . 

ask you and Mrs. Hr -; with 

MissH , if not better^engaged, ' 

to be the wife of your obedient and 
sincere friend* 

" P* S. You may enquire of some of 
my cii curastances, by applying to 
Mr. G 1 Stock-broker— 



. • 

3 per Cent, Consols. 

'' \5th Nov. 

miks from London.^* 

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212 Anatomical Descripion of the Teeth of the Horse, 

La Fqss£'s Treatise on th& 

[Translated from Di6tionnair« D*Hyp- 
I piairtquc] 

(Continued from page 165 J 

THE tushes are four in number, 
so called from their figure {a). 
There are two of them to each 
jaw, placed between the incisive 
and molar teeth: the space be- 
tween them and the latter is called 
the bars. Each has two extremi- 
ties> an inner and an outer: the 
outer is pointed in young horses, 
but rounded in the old. It has two 
sur&ces; one convex and, smooth, 
situated outwardly ; the other hol- 
low. On this inner surface, there 
are two small grooves, separated 
by a rounded eminence, which en- 
creases with age as the grooves 
diminish.. The body, Or root, is 
rounded, when the grooves are 
evident, but pointed and lull when 
the tush wears down. The tushes 
are ttie most curved of any of the 
teeth, forming in their perted state 
nearly a quarter of a circle. 

The molar teeth (as we have 
mentioned) are twenty-four, twelve 
to each jaw* As well as the inci- 
sive, they are stronger and larger 
in the upper than the lower jaw. 
Th^ molar teeth of the lower or 
posterior jaw, differ likewise iq 
their form, and by the manner of 
their being placed in the jaw. The 
superior have two grooves,, or gut- 
ters, formed on their externcd sur> 
iace by three eminences or spines : 
Qn the internal surface there is only 
an eminence extending their whole 
length, on each side of which is a 
groove : these surfaces correspond 
to similar ones in the lower jaw. — 
The bodies of the six teeth of the 

(a) In the French,' these rccth are called 
tfifbettj frum rhcir resemblance to hooks. 
With us, they receive their name from 
their similarity to the tu&hcs of the boar, 
and other animals. 

lower jaw diverge firbm their roots: 
in the superior they are more closely 
conneded, except the first and the 
last, which likewise diverge. Tb^ 
superior molar jut over tlie infierior : 
this leaves firequently ah inequality 
on their surface, which occasions 
error, by being taken for an ex(»- 
tofic ; whereas, so long as the two 
surfaces can be applied to* each 
other, no such disease exists. 

All the teeth of the upper jaw 
are nearly alike, except the first 
and the last. The others form a 
long square, t,iU advanced age, 
when they are nearly conical. The 
first has a triangular figure, and i^ 
the longest of the whole. On the 
internal surface are two eminences } 
on the external, three grooves.— 
The last tooth is curved within and 
forward4 it is likewise differing 
from the others, inasmuch as it is 
larger at its root than at its other 
extremity (^). 

In the same manner are the in- 
cisive teeth : the molar tire hol- 
lowed outwardly, and in an equal, 
degree at their root, in tlie foetal 
and young horse. The four middle 
molar of the lower jaw are simtlac 
to each other : the first and the 
last are triangular, like those of the 

The surfaces of the lower dlfJer 
from the upper teeth, in that the 
external surface of the inferior re- 
sembles the internal of the supe- 
rior ; an d the internal s arface of the 
superior resembles j by its grooves, 
the external of the superior. 

The lower nK>lar difier agaia 

■ ■ ■ ■ ■ » ■ 1 ■ ■■ ■ ■ ■ 

(i) Though its root is longer, yet its. 
base is shorter; which our author bat 
omitted to mention. While yet the jaws 
are so short, that the embryo of tftt future 
teeth cannot all be cpntaincd in the space, 
these hinder teeth are forming within the 
bone, under the processes that unite the 
under with the upper jaw : a wise provi- 
sion of Nature. The evolution is not rapid 
in the superior jaw, but something simihr 
takes place there • 


Anatomical Description of the 1 eeth of the Horse. 2 13 

from the upper, as .the enamel qF | nippers begin to form, much in the 

the tooth iii neither so white nor so 
hard. Although we have noticed 
thjEtt these leetti are hollow at one 
period, and filled up at another, 
' It must nevertheless be remarked, 
that there is always a canity re- 
maining for the transmission of an 
artery, vein, and nerve. 

Hard as the teeth are when per- 
kct, there was a time when they 
were quite softj and it is but by 
slow degrees that they arrive at this 
state. When the animal begins 
to lake on some form in thewom.b, 
which generally is about the seven- 
teenth or eighteenth day, one may 
distinguish between the two tables 
of the inferior jaw, intended tor 
the formation ot the alveoljj a se- 
rous jelly contained within a mem- 
brane, not unlike parchment, which 
is the alveoli contounded together. 
At thre^ months, ai> alveoli be- 
comes evident^ generally at the 
part where the incisivq teeth are to 
appear : the molar appear sufcces- 
sively from before; backward it is 
filled with a dirty grey mucus, as 
much as would equal a large pea 
in lize. On examining this sub- 
stance with a microscope, there ap- 
peals at the superior part, which 
corresponds with the alveoli, some 
points not unlike a string of beads, 
which are nothing but the com- 
mencement of the fibres that are to 
' form the future teeth : the rest is 
simply mucous, which is more fluid 
^nd serous. 

At the fourth month, we may 
perceive the twelfth tooth, qf the 
molar kind^ in the same state with 
those we have described; but we 
may distinguish in this a little white 
line, of a slight consistence, and 
about a quarter of a line in size, 
situated under the points we have 
mentioned: the inferior part of this 
mucilage is thicker, darker, and in 
greater quantity, than the rest. — 
About the end of this month, the 

same manner with the othersj but 
longer in the iorm* 

At seven months, the third molar 
tooth appears in the same state witJi 
the preceding ; but the first molar 
has now encreased, a second layer 
formed, and the mucus thickened. 

At eight monthfj, one may evi- 
dently distinguish, at the first tooth, 
two lamina, composed of several 
fibres arranged on the side of eacli 
other, always situated perpendicu- 
larly to the alveoli, and folded m 
diiferent diredions. At the same 
time the superior edge of these twa 
lamina unite above so. intimately, 
that one cannot distinguish the one 
fiom the other. The tooth in thw 
state is not unlike a roll of paper, 
hollow at its two ends; and, 
if broke in two, one sees, in tlie 
middle of the tooth, other lamina 
uniting with the first. 

JSiear the tenth month, the two 
next teeth acquire the size of the 
first. Near the middle of the 
month, the middle nip]:>ers begin te 
form; and the first nippers encrease. 
in th% order of J he molar, the bot- 
tom first, and the upper last. 

At the commencement of the 
tenth month, the first tooth is very 
much advanced, and ready to come 
out of the alveoli, but narrow at its 
SKle. The .mucus if now of a clear 
jonquil colour, very thick, and m 
small quantity. — At about the end 
of this montn it comes out of the 
alveoh : the second, at about the 
middle of the eleventh month ; and 
the third, at the beginning of the 
twelfth : so that the foetal colt, a 
twelvemonth froin the conception 
of tlie mare, has twelve molar teelh, 
six to each jaw. 

At the enciof the twelfth month 
the tushes begin to form, but they 
do not appear ; so that tiie foal, at 
its birth, which usually takes place 
some time in the twelfth month, 
(tl2i)Ugh it may in the eleventh, or 



Agricultural teU at Fevey* 

be prolonged to the thirteenth) 
bas the aforementioned number of 
teeth, - 

It has been averred^ by persons 
of credit, that foaling has not hap- 
pened till the fburtee^h month, in 
som^ instances (f). The colt then, 
^hen near birth, has six outer molar 
teeth in each jaw : the six others 
9re as yet but a mucilage, more or 
less advanced* There are likewise, 
in each jaw, six incisive' teeth, in 
a greater or less state of advance \ 
that is> the first nippers more than 
the middle ^nes> and tlies^ more 
|h^n the corner. . 

Th^ colt at birth. has (as we have 
repeated) six molar teeth come out 
in each jaw, and slightly wornj 
iwhich woul4 appear as though the 
■ anixpal liad eaten in the womb, or 
that at least these teeth bad not 
remained in inadion, but that the 
motion of a single month would 
leave impressions of their adion. 

About the tenth or eleventh day 
from, his birth, the nippers, which 
had been formed, appear in both 
jaws : the next, or middle nippers, 
appear abput a fortnight afterwards, 
amd are not compleatly out till a 
month after the others : the corner 
ones make their appearance about 
the fourth month, which com pleat 
the six colt's teeth, These last till 
he is two years and a half or three 
years old, at which time they begin * 
to fall. 

It is not, though it appears so, 
difficult to tell the age of the colt 
from his birth to the changing of his 
teeth; it may be gathered not only 
frcnn the incisive, but from the mo-, 
hr, with ease. — The first six weeks 

, (c) If any of our English breeders ob> 
serve this part of the- Description, they 
xoay perhaps be led to doubt the author's 
sensei and his informant's veracity. But 
foch luius natura do happen ; and among 
women, so irregular is the period in sonoe 
kk&tances, that the law will not decide, 
under tweiv« monihs ab<>eacc> of a doubt- 
fel fttbcr. 

the colt W four incisive teeth t6 
eachr jaw, which are the front, and 
the next nippers : these teeth are 
hollow outwardly and at their roQts, 
and resemble tliose of the horse; 
but when they are first pushed out, 
that is, when they are grooved and 
o( a pyramidal form without, their 
outer hollow is white, their internal 
and ^external edge is slight, and 
remain in this state till the third- 
month, when they are begun to be 
used, at which time the hollow dis- 

At four months the corner ap- 
pears : at six months they are level 
with the middle ones. If, at this 
age, we examine a colt, we shall 
find that the front are less hollow 
than the middle, and these than the 
corner : the four first teeth are a 
little worn, and the cavity gradu- 
ally disappears, so that, at a year's 
end, one may see the neck below 
the tooth, which cannot be done at 
first : it is of a less size, and nearly 
filled. — At eighteen months the 
tooth is still smaller, the neck more 
evident, and the cavity compleatly 

At twQ years tbey are full, and of 
a milk white ; and the middle ones 
now appear in the same state the 
front ones exhibited at eighteen 
months. They remain in this state, 
but gradually wearing more and 
more, till the two years and a half, 
or three years, at which time they 
have become smaller. From this 
period their indication, with respe^ 
to the age, is not so certsun. ' 
(To he continued'} 


For the Sporting Magazine. 


THIS Fete, which has been ce- 
lebrated at Vevey, in the 
Pays De Vaud," for several centu- 
ries, and last of all on the 20th o£ 
August 1799, ws^s ttips^ baiUai* 


Agrkultural Fete aVVevey^ 


in its attendance, till that once 
happY country became the Jeat of 
the present war. The people from 
Fribourg, the Valacians in general, 
the inhabitants of the Swiss Alps, 
and numbers oF the bettermost peo- 
ple from Germany, have been in 
the habit of attending this pleasing 
spe^cle ; the order of which, ar- 
ranged at the Town-House, is as 
follows — 

Two Vine-dressers crowned with 
ivy, as a prize for having excelled 
in the art of cultivation. 

The Abbe, who is the chief of the 

A young man personating Bacchus, 
at' the head of a joyous troop of 
Fauns armed with Thyrses. 

The Bacchantes beating a tambour, 
and the Satyrs conducing m vic- 
tim with its horns gilded', and 

, covered with garlands and rib- 

A censor^ a tripod, a(id an ancient 

The Grand Priestess. 

Old Silenus upon an ass^ with a 
girdle and a crown of ivy, and 
a pitcher under his arm, sur- 
rounded by a number of children 
carrying the painted emblems of 
husbandry exalted upon staves. 
A representation of a rainbow. 

Noah's ark, between a natural vine 
and a press dropping new wine. 

The bujich of grapes from Canaan, 
carried by two robust peasants. 

Representation of Vulcan, with his 
Cyclops, . in the a6t of forging 
scythes, plough-shares, &:c. upon 
an anvil; a large wine cup, &c. 
.A company of Vine-dressers in their 
'working and country habits, sup- 
porting a large sheet covered 
with brown biscuit and Swiss 
cheese, recalling to mind the an- 
cient frugality- of the peasantry. 

A troop of Reapers, in the center 
of wbom a young female, repre- 
senting Ceres^ i^ elevated upon 

a throne decorated with poppi«s 
and sheaves of com^ and ho4ainj^ 
a javelin in one hand, and a 
plough- share in the other. 

At the time this procession Is 
passing, a chara6leristic ballet is 
performed in all the streets of the 
city of Vevey. - Even the songs, as 
specimens of rustic composition, are 
said to be worthy of preservation* 
though they have more strength 
than harmony, and more simplicity 
than wit : that sung by the Reapers 
is perfedly Roman. 

The procession terminates upou 
a charmmg plain on the borders of 
the Lake Leman, where a table of 
more than one hundred and fift/ 
covers is laid out, but only witii 
wooden ^ trenchers and earthen 
plates. To the boiled and roasted 
beef is added brown bread, cab- 
bages, beans, and other pulse. — 
At this repast, the habits worn by 
the company, and even the dances^ 
are of a cast truly rustic and 

On the following day another 
Ball, given by the principal gentry 
of Vevey, never fails shewing their 
taste for more genteel entertain- 
ments : and thus the attendants, of 
every description, return lo their 
respective homes equally satisfied. 

The situation of Vevey, alone^ 
has considerable attractions. Above 
it, appear the majestic Alps; and 
below it, there are the vineyards, 
a silver lake, a fertile country, and 
a wholesome air. Upon the wholje, 
it seems to be a spot calculated for 
happiness ; of which this Agricul- 
tural Fete- appearsto be the most 
expressive organ. — It is, at least, 
the best commentary upon the fol- 
lowing Roman inscription, found at 
Cully, a little town surrounded by 
vineyards, in the Pays de Vaud, 
between Lausanne and Vevey-— 



It 1 6 Mettle and ' Chearf nines s of a Bankrupt Sjtorlsman. 

Mettle ^iWCheap.fulness y 
a Bankrupt Sfortsman» 

^othe Editors of ///(t Sporting 

&e'nti,emen> % ' 

I Am a plain country gentlemf^n, 
possessed ol' about tlhee hun- 
dred a }'ear, which I nia}- be tiuly 
said to enjoy, in a remote corner of 
Yorkshire. I have been a pur- 
chaser of the Sporting Magazine 
from its commencement, and am 
perfe6ily satisfied with the inlbrma- 
'tion and entertainment it supplies 

I had observed with cpncem, in 
a late list of Bankrupts^ the name 
of an o!d school-fellow, for wliom, 
in our boyish days, I had enter- 
tained the greatest regard : the 
same bed had for years contained 
Ttts, and the acquisitions of the one 
were constantly divided with the 
other. As 1 had occasion to visit 
the metropolis early in tlie year, 1 
hastened my intended expedition ; 
and putting up a brace of hundreds 
extraordinary in my bags, deter- 
niined to surprize my old friend 
^^ith a sum which he could not ex- 
peil, and convince him of my undi- 
iiiinished regard. 

I painted to myself, in the most 
lively colours, the pleasure I should 
derive, as w^ell from the renewal of 
our acquaintance, as from the op- 
portunity which fortune had kindly 
given me of dispelling the melan- 
choly gloom which must of neces- 
sity cloud my friend and his miser- 
able iaroily. 

And 1 do assure you, gentlemen, 
I never felt more strongly the pangs 
of impatience, till 1 reached town; 
ie!?t his griefs should have finished 
that existence which I was con- 
vinced he no longer regarded, before 
my welcome arrival. 

The histant I had put up my 
horse, I repaired to the iiabiiaiiqn 

in which he had failed ; and wa« 
surprized to see the shop (lill of 
goods, and two well-dressed men 
beiiind the counters. Presumii^, 
however, it might ihave been thus 
soon let to some substantial dealer, 
1 asked, in accents of gre^t concern, 
if thev could inform me where I 
might find the gentleman who had 
lately kept the house. They stared, 
but neglected to answer me; and I 
repeated my question in somewhat 
bolder tunes. 

This produced a reply ; from 
which I ^oon learned that my friend, 
who had never quitted the business, 

was at hi<s country -house at H , 

whither 1 accordingly repaired with- 
out loss of time ; not doubting that, 
though he happily appeared to be 
less deficient in friends than I had 
supposed might possibly be the case, 
he was still brooding in solitude 
over his recent misfortunes, which 
I flattered myself my unexpeCled 
presence would greatly tend to al- 

It was near four o'clock when I 

reached H ; and, on sending 

in my name, could plainly hear him 
tell the servant he knew- no sfach 

' person, but that he viould be with 
the gentleman ^immediately. In a 
lew minutes he made his appear- 
ahce; and, after some little expla- 
nation, I ventured to ask him, how 
he ibund himself after his misfor- 
tunes f Hii answer is yet in my 

" Never belter in my life! A 
cursed bitch, though, she Iwid like 

; tohave^one my business ! my nose 
was most confoundedly s.w€lled: I 
believe it is not quite well yet. You, 
Jack, are a judge of horses, an't 
you ? I gave Tattersall sixty pieces 
tor her no lonjrer ago than last 
Thursday week,, a plaguy jade! 
and she threw me the first time I 
crossed her. High blood, they teU 
me ; but I'll have yourropinion : I 
know you'Yorkshiremcn can tell a 


_ 4 

Mettle andCheaifutness of a Bant&ufii Sfioftsman. 217 

an oM cMM^ry scI^ool»feIIow who Kad. 
done him the hmmr to find him out. 

Though I was mortified at the 
assumed superiority of my quondan^ 
friend^ whose ideal wretchedness I 
had so ]ately and so sincerely com* 
miserated/ I determined to endure 
it with patience ; well knowing it 
would easily be in my power to 
prevent the repetition of any similar 

" I suppose yoM hSive dined^ Sir?" 
squeaked his Amazonian consort 
from the upper end of the table. — 
*' We have just ^o«tf ^/««<?r- I wish. 
Sir, you had come sooner \ I am al- 
ways glad to see Mr. 's olcj 

friends at h. HalJ." 

1 need not tell you, Gentlemen, 
that it was impossible for me to acr 
cept of such an invitation to dine, 
as that which was contaiped in this 
lady's complimentary address : aiidy 
to say the truth, the treatment I 
received had entirely taken away 
my appetite. 

The company consisted of two 
gentlemen^, who I ibund were the 
assignees under the commission, and 
their respedive ladies, besides my 
friend's family of three .sons and a 
daughter. The ladies, however, 
soon withdrew; and a few bottles 
of fine old Port having been pretty 
expeditiously emptied, my friend 
informed me they wefe all obligejd 
to be in town before ten, on parti- 
cular business \ and I might, if I 
pleased, accompany them. 

We then set out together; and> 
as we rode along, my friend as- 
sured me that those two gentlemen 
were so well satisfied with his con- 
du6t, though he had broke riear ' 
three thousand pounds in theirdefc^t^ 
that they ; would do any* thing to 
serve him ; and that, notwithstand- 
ing his recent failure, he vyas never 
so well off in his ljfe« 

As soon as yye reached town, tlic 
gentlemen wished tne a good eveij- 
uig: andj as 1 found they wanted 

? f . to 

place of good fiesh the moment you 
see it. — Here, HanryJ A^w the 
gentleman my mare.— You'll ex- 
cuse me, Sir ; I have company in 
ihe parlour !. When you have seen 
Rose, I shall be ^lad to hear your 

i was too much astonished at this 
speech to be capable of giving an 
immediate . reply ; and before I 
could recoUedl myself, he was gone. 
I virent therefore into the stable ; 
ahd found it was occupied by a 
couple of ponies for his two eldest 
sons, a pad for his lady> hts own 
thorough* bred mare, and a hand- 
some bay gelding for the footman. 

At my return from the stable, 
he met me at the door. *' Well, 
farmer^ what think you of my mare? 
Isn't^he a noble beast? Don't you 
thinic I had her a bargain?" 

** Your mare," said I, " is a very 
fine one, and I am sorry for the ac- 
cident she occasioned; but I believe 
you did not understand my question : 
the misfortune I referred to is of a 
conimerciai, and not of a corporeal 

For a moment' his countenance 
became of a somewhat paler hue; 
but instantly recollecting himself^ 
vrith a forced and affeded laugh he 
exclaimed, '" O ! I understand 
you ! '* and his features then, pre- 
sented the gloomy aspedi of reserve. 
I feared I had been too abrupt. 

" No offence, I hope, friend 
George! I meant not— ^—" " O, 
no! no • offence 1" interrupted he ; 
" Every thing is excusable in you 
country gentlemen." 

" I will not," said I, '' plead that 
privilege for giving pain to my 

He answered me with a slight 
obeisance : by which I could per- 
ceive he had not expeded such a 
sentence from me (which by no 
means lessened my confusion) and 
led me into the parlour; where I 
^was introduced to the company, as 
« Vo*.. XVIII. No. 95, 



Singu!ar Account of a Horse-Baiiing. 

to get rid of me} I proceeded to ^ 
siy inn; where having drank a dish ' 
Ol coSee, I repaired to theTheatre, 
^d with much difficulty crowded 
into the pit, that I might see that 
paragon of drantatic exceilenpey 
the justly ceteorated Mrs.Siddonis. 

But judge my surprize, Gentle* 
men, whej) an turning rounds aiter 
the first 3^, I beheld my friend and 
his whole lanxily occupying one of 
the front boxes! This sight not 
only diminished my pleasure lor the 
remainder of the entertainment; 
but, after I got home to the inn, 
and was retired to rest, kept me 
•wake much the greater part ol the 

in vain did I endeavour to ac- 
count for the appearance of so much 
happiness ami spleiKlor, under cir- 
cumstances which I had always 
considered as the very opposite of 
competence and felicity : in vain 
did I seek to discover by what 
breach of propriety I had rendered 
niyseif an unwelcome intruder, 
ivhere I had intended to give that 
assistance which my heart told me 
}t was my duty to offer; and equally 
in vain did I attempt to penetrate 
the mystery which enveloped tl)e 
Hnaccountable attachment that evi- 
dently subsisted between my iriend 
and his injured creditors. Lost in 
a labyrinth- of doubt and perplexity, 
the consideration of this affair to no 
purpose employed all my thoughts ; 
till at last it struck me, that you, as 
Sportsmen, might oflTcr your advice 
and assistance in the solution of 
such apparent diiliculties ; which, 
to a" pcrsop constantly resident in 
ray secjuestered situationi wiU be 
highly gratifying. 

The subjed, 1 think* issuflfcieiitly 
important for your discission ; and 
your answer will, perhaps, prove 
3atisfa6lory to many otlier readers; 
who may be at a loss to account for 
similar circumstances which have 
jf^llpp ypder tlieir observation. 


HoitsB Baitivg. 

To the credit of this coon^, 
we find but one solitary in- 
stance of this kind throughout 
the whole circle of its records. 
Tins occurs in aa old newsps4)er, 
entitled, « The Loyal Protestant," 
a London Paper, Saturday, April 
», 1682.— " AttlieHope, on the 
bank side, being bis Majesty's Bear 
Garden, on "Wednesday, the 12tb 
day of this instant, ApriVat one of 
the clock in the* afternoon, will be 
a horse baited to death, of a most 
vast strength and greatness, being 
between eighteen and nineteen 
hands high ; ibrmerly belonging to 
the Earl of Rochester, and for his 
prodigious qualities in killing and 
destroying several horses, and other 
cattle, he was transmitted to the 
Marquess of Dorcheitter i where, 
doing the like mischiefs, and also 
hurting his keepers, he was sold to a 
brewer; but is now grown so 
headstrong, they dare not work 
him ; for he hath bitten and wound- 
, ed sq many persons (some having 
died of their wounds^ that there is 
hardly any can pass the streets for 
him, though he be fast tied, for he 
breaks his halter to run after them 
(though baden with eight barrels of 
beer) eithec biting or treading ' 
them down, noonsirously tearing 
their flesh, and eating it, the like 
whereof hath hardly been, seen; 
and 'tis certain the horse will an- 
swer the expedtation of all spe6b- 
tors. U is iif^tended for the diver- 
tisement of his Excellency the Am- 
bassador from the Emperor of 
Frez and Morocco ; many of the 
nobility and gentry that knew the 
horse, apd several mischief done 
by him, designing to be preseBt." 
The same Journal for Januaiy 
21, 1681-2, also contains the fo|- 
lewing carious piece of intelli- 
gence:---** The place of groom of 
the close-stool to his Majesty, W- 
ing beep vacimt by the dfeath of the 


Countess ^f Suffi)!]^ ht» Majesty 
hath been pleased to coofer- that 
place oh the Lady Arlington; 

■ ■ ■ ■ ■ im\^^>^mmmmm ■■■>ii i i n i n ■ ■ i n immm^^^tm 


Pagoda of Skrjngham^ or 


IN several of our former Num 
bers we have given accounts of 
various curiosities in the lateTippo©. 
Saib*s Palace and Capital, namely, 
his Stud, Elephants, and Tigers,, 
&c. The present wonderful pile 
of building not having been noticed 
^ince the conquest of the tyrant's 
country, the present description is 
given by the Rev. Mr. Maurice, 
in his Indian Antiquities. — After 
describing the Grand Cavern Pa- 
goda of fclephanta, the Temples of 
Jagornauts Deogur, and Tanjore, 
he observes, that however vene- 
rable these four pagodas may be 
for their sanctity and antiquity, they 
are all exceeded, in point of mag- 
nificence, at least, by that of 6e- 
ringham, which h situated upon an 
island to which it gives its name, and 
is itself formed by two branches of 
the great river Cauveri. The pa- 
goda of Seringham stands in the 
dqminions of the King of Tanjore, 
in tile neighbourhood of Tritchino- 
polv, and is composed, according 
to Mr. Orme, ^^ of seven square 
ii)closures, one within the other, the 
walls of which are twenty- five feet 
high, and four thick. These in- 
closures are 350 f6et distant from 
one another, and each has four large 
gates, with a high tower^ which are 
placed, one in the middle of each 
side of the inclosure, and opposite 
to the four cardinal points. The 
outward wall is near four miles in 
circumference, and its gate way to 
the south is ornamented with pil- 
lars, several of which are single 
stones, thirty- three feet I^ng, and 
nearly five in diameter; while 
those^ wjiidi form the roo^sre still 

Pa^da of Smngiam, or Seril^i^dlam. 4 19 

' larger : in .the inmost inclostirea 
are the chapels. Here," contmwcs 
this degant Historian, as in all the 
other great pagodas of India, the 
Brahmins live m a subordination 
which knows no resistance, and 
slumber in a votuptuousness that 
knows no wants : here, sensible of 
the happiness of thetr. condition, 
they quit not the silence of their 
retreats to mingle in the tumults 
of the state ; nor point the brandi 
flaming from the altar, agaiiist the 
authority of the sovereign, or the 
tranquillity of the government.'* — 
All the gate- ways are crowded 
wifli embiematrcat figurti of their 
various divinities. No Europeaaa 
are admitted into the last square^ 
containing the sanctuary of thp su- 
preme Veeshnu, and few hare 
gone farther than the third. In 
the war between the French and 
English in the Carnatic, Ihtf vo- 
luptuous slumber of the Brahmins 
was frequently interrupted ; for, 
the pagoda being a place of con- 
siderable strength, was alternately 
taken possession of by the con- 
tending armies. On the first at«> 
tempt to penetrate within the se- 
cond inclosure, a venerable Hrah- 
nain, struck with horror at the 
thought of having a temple, so 
profoundly hallowed for ages, pol- 
luted by the profane footsteps of 
Europeans, took his station on the 
top of the grand gate- way of the 
outermost court, and conjured tlie 
invaders to desist from their im- « 
pious enterprise.. Finding all his ex* 
postulatioris'ineftedual, rather than 
be the agonizing spectator of its 
profanation, he, m a transport of 
rage, threw himself upon the pave- 
ment bebw, and dashed oat his 
brains. • This circumstance cannot 
fail of bringing to the reader's 
mind the fine ode of Gray, intitied 
*' The Bard," and the similar ca^* 
tastrophe of the hoary prophet* 



1 20 sports df Nature, in 4 Lenerfrm t>r. Franklin^ ISC. 

. Sports of NATUKByiw ▲ Lit- 


Madame B***. 
[Written at Pifse]r» near Paris.] 

YOU peiiiapi recollect. Madam, 
when we lately spent so happy 

. 3 day in tlie deligntmi gardens of 
Moulin JoIj, with the amiable so- 

' cietv who resided there, that I stop- 

. pea in one of the walks, land per- 
mitted the company to pass on 
without jue. 

We had been shewn an infinite 

. number of dead flies of the epbe- 
meron species, the successive ge- 

■' neratioi^s of which, it is said, are 

, bom and die in the sailne day. 
I happened to perceive, on a leaf, 

•a living family engaged in conver- 
sation. You know, Madam,-! un- 
.derstand the languages spoken by 
every species of animals inferior to 
our own ; and the very close ap- 
plication I give to the study of them, 
li perhaps the best excuse I can 
offer for the little proficiency I 
have made in your charming lan- 

Curiosity led me to listen to the 
conversation of these little crea- 
tures; but, frpm the vivacity pe- 

~ culiar to their nation, three or four 
of them spoke at once, and I could 
scarcely learn any thing from their 
discourse. I ufid^rslood, however, 
•from some broken sentences which 
I caught now and then, that they 
were warmly disputing about the 
•merit of two foreign musicians, a 
drone and a gnat; and that they 
appeared to spend their time in these 
' debates with as little concern for 
the brevity of life, as if they had 
.been sure, of living for a whole 
.month. ''.Happy people!" said I 
to myselfi **you certainly live un- 
.der a wise» equitable, and raode- 
•rate, governmint ; since no public 
^riisgnces call forth your com- 
plaints, and your only source o^ 

dbpate is the perfed&m er impef^ 
fedion of for^gn music. 

I left them soon after, in order 
to observe an aged ephemeron with 
grey hairs, who, pefched solitary on 
a leaf^ was talking to himself.' His 
soliloquy will, I believe, amuse that 
amiable friend to whom 1 am in« 
debted for the most agreeable of my 
recreations, the charms of animated 
conversation, and the divine har- 
mony of musical execution. 

^ It was the opinion," said he, 
^ of the learned philosophers of Our 
race, who lived and flourished be- 
fore us, that this vast world itself 
could not subsist more than eighteen 
hours, and that opinion to me ap- 
pears to have some foundation, 
since, by the motion of the great 
luminary that gives life to the whole 
nation, and which in my lime has, 
in a perceptable manner, declined 
considerably towards the ocean that 
bounds the earth, it must necessarily 
terminate its course at that period, 
be extinguished in the waters that 
surround us, and deliver up the 
world to cold and darkness, the 
infallible forerunners of death and 
universal destruction. I have lived 
seven hours in these eighteen; it is 
a great age, amounting to no less 
Chan four hundred and twenty mi- 
nutes. How few of us hv» so 
long ! 

*' I have seen whole generations 
spring up, flourish and disappear. 
My present friends are the children 
and grand children of the friends oif 
my youth, who, alas ! are no more, 
and whom I must* soon follow; for, 
in tlie ordinary course of nature, I 
cannot expcd, though in good 
health, to live more than seven or 
eight minutes longer. 

'* What avail at present all my 
labours, all my fatigues, to accumu- 
late a provision of swee^ dew which 
I shall not live long erK)ugh to con- 
sume? What avail the political dis- 
cussions in which I am engaged for 


Dangerous Sporting with Female Virtue. htjI 

the service of my countrymen, the 
inhabitants of this bust); or my 
philosophical enquiries, de^voted to 
the welfare of the species in gene- 
ral? In politics, what are laws with- 
out manners? 

*' A c'ourse of minuses will render 
the present geperatioii as corrupt 
as the tancient inhabitants of other 
bushes, and of consequence, as un- 
happy. And in philosophy, how 
slow is our progress! Alas! art is 
long, and life is short ! My friends 
would console me with the name 
which, they say, I shall leave be- 
hind me. They tell me I have 
Jived long enough for glory and 
for nature. But what is fame to 
an ephemeron that will be no longer 
in existence? What will history 
become, when, at the eighteenth 
liour, the world itself will be drawn 
to a close, and be no longer any 
thing but a heap of ruins? 

*' For myse'ff, after having made 
so many busy researches, the only 
real blessings tliat remain to me are, 
the satisfadion of having spent my 
life w^ith a view of bemg useful, 
the pleasing conversation of a small 
number of good lady ephemeras, 
and now and then the captivating 
smiles of Madame B^**, and the 

sweet sounds of her forte piano.'' 

t / • 

Dangerous Sporting with 
Female Virtue. 

AMONG the lives of Female 
Heroines, lately published at 
Paris, it appears, that ia 1722, a 
Mr. d'Estache, ibrmerly a Cornet 
in the French Dragoons, having se- 
<laced a young woman, of the 
name of St. Cheron, the daughter 
of a brother officer, and by whom 
she became pregnant, he at length 
carried the insult so far as to refuse 
to marry her, under the shameful 
pretence of having befen intimate 
with her mother in the early part 
#f his life ! Tiie abused damsel had 

two brothers. Lieutenants of Horse, 
in the Regiment of Brisac, who 
would have compelled the Sieur 
d'Estache to marry their sister, to 
retrieve her honour, and vindicate 
their calumniated mother ; but 
d*£stache woi^nd^d the eldest in 
the face with a pistol, and shot the 
youngest with a gun out of ,a win- 
dow. This injured &mily has a 
sister, who for some time aban* 
doned herself to grief and rage, 
but the last of those passions at 
length prevailing, prompted her to 
a revenge abovti the daring of her 
sex : this young gentlewoman be- 
ing informed that her sister's ra- 
visher and brother's murderer was 
at Montpeliier, went thither from 
Gignac, where she lived, and ar- 
rived there on the 5th of March, 
in the evening. She found means 
on the 7th to be introduced to the 
guilty author of )ier family's dis- 
grace, and without any ceremonj 
shot him dead with a pistoU Hav- 
ing done the deed, she wrote the 
next day to the Regent, and to M. 
le Blanc, Secretary at War, own- 
ing the fact, but denying it to be 
an offence, and justilying tier inix>- 
cence by the provocation, yet at 
the same time humbly imploring 
for rnercy. Her letters were re- 
ceived on th6 1 6th, in the morning, 
and his Royal Highness the Duke 
Regent immediately dispatched an 
express to the Lieutenant Crimi- 
nal of Montpeliier, to send the in- 
formations against her to M. le 
Blanc, and not to give judgment 
till farther orders. The ladies of 
Montpeliier, one and all, declared 
their approbation of the action, and 
two of them even made themselves 
prisoners to bear her company in 
her confinement, which was not of 
long continuance ; for, notwith- 
standing that she had aded the he- 
roine s part; rather than that of the 
Christian, she soon' obtained her 


2 22 Old English Festivity revivedr-^Singular Exjiences. 

Ojld English Fcstivitt 


THE Dochess of Devonshire's 
Gala« on Saturday, July 5, 
commenced at two o'clock in the 
afternoon^ and continued till near 
nine. It consisted oi* feasting, mu- 
sic> and dancing* 

Among the coippany, were the 
Prince of Wales^ the Duke of 
Gloucester, Prince William, and 
the Prince of Orange. / 

Her Grace provided a variety of 
amusements lor the guests; ^nd 
some of them brought voluntary 
contributions to the general stoc*k 
of entertainment. The Prince of 
Wales brought the band of his regi- 
ment iifom Guildford, twenty-'four 
in ntfmbeir. The Lord Mayor in- 
troduced the band of West London 
militia. Four bands x)f Savoyards, 
and one organ, were also stationed 
in different parts of the garden : so 
that, wherever you turned^ you 
were saluted by a concord of sweet 
sounds,' as w<#U as the refreshing 
perfumes of the finest flowers and 

U|ilil the Prinze came, at four 
o^clock, no one sat down to break- 
fast; but, immediately on his ar- 
rival, the company retired from the 
lawn to the tents, &c. 

In the Roman temple adjoining, 
thirty covers were laid; tiie cold 
meats, fruits, jellies, &cc. were laid 
out with great taste. It was here 
that the Prince, the Duchess, the 
Duke of Bedford, &c. took refresh- 
ments; but there were many tents 
in various parts of the grounds, and 
several parties regaled themselves 
in the house. 

i\t seven o'clock the Duchess, 
accompanied by her sister the 
Countess of Besborough, the bloom- 
ing Lady Elizabeth Cavendish her 
*ybungest daughter, and her son 
tlje Marquis of H a rAngton, repaired 
to the private coach-yard, and, 
with her own hand, distiibuted five 

shillings find a quartern lofif each, 
to one hundred and seventy poor 
persons in the neighbourhood. 

About eight o'clock, the Lord 
Mayor returned in the city barge, 
with about forty of the guests. 


CuRiou$ Account ok the 
Hanging and Parboiling 
Friar Stone, at Canter- 
TT'^HE public accounts, for 1539, 
A state the following expenccs 
of executing a criminal at the Dun- 
g<?on; which, being singular in 
their nature, we snail take the 
liberty of giving to our Readers in 
the language of the accomptant — • 

Paid for halfa ton of timber, s. d. 
to make a pair of gallows 
for t6 hang Friar Stone - 2 6 

To a carpenter for making 
the sainle gallows, and the 
dray ------ 14 

To a labourer,' that- digged 

the holes 3 

Other expences of setting 
up the same, and carnage 
of the timber from Stable- 
gate to the Dungeon - 1 

For a hurdle - - - ' - 6 

For a load of wood, and for 
a horse to draw him to' 
the Dungeon - - - 2 3 

Paid two men^ that sat at 
the kettle and par-boiled 
him 10 

To three men, that carried 
his quarters to the gates, 
and sat them up - - - 10 

For halters to hang him, and 
Sandwich cord, and for 
screw ------ 10 

For a Woman that scowered 

the kettle ----- 2 

To him that did execution 3 8 

Total - 14 8 

Laiu Dio! Uges et tempera mutantur^ 

V A MaK 

Treatise on Horses. 


A Man WHO chavgid bis Re- 
ligion FOR THE Sake of his 
Horses. ,» 

POPE, in his Letters, tells the 
fbliovvijig story — 

" By our latest accounts from 
Duke - Street, Westminster, the 
coriversioa ot" T. G. Esq. is re- 
ported m a manner somewhat more 
particular, viz. That, upon the 
seizure of his Flanders Iviares, l:e 
seemed more than ordinarily dis- 
turbed for some hours, sent ibr his 
ghostly lather, and resolved to bear 
hi% loss like a Christian ; till, abou^ 
the hour of seven or eight, the 
coaches and horses o( several of the 
nobility passing by his window, 
towards Hyde ParK, he could no 
longer endure the disappointment, 
but instantly went out, took the 
oath of abjuration of the Roman 
Catholic religion, and recovered 
his dear horses, which carried him 

-^ triumph to the ring! " 

. II 

A Philosophical and Practi- 
cal 1'keatise on Horses, and 
m the Moral Duties of Man 
towards /A^BruteCreation. 


(Continued froth page 176.) 

UPON THE improvement IN 

THERE are some toils t6 which 
even the rich must submit. 
True knowledge is not to be ac- 
quired, or the acquisition to be en- 
joyed, by duputy : and if gentlemen 
and large proprietors of horses are 
desirous to avoid the difikulties, and 
dangers, and cruelties, perpetually 
resulting from prejudice, ignorance 
and knavery combined, they must 
embrace the resolution of making 
themselves so far masters of the 
subjed, as ^o be able to dired 
those whom they employ. It is 
my duty, during the present Trea- 
tise,'" to afford them such a general 

insight, and fo furnish them with ' 
such principles, as shall not fail oi 
tlie intended purpose, if seconded 
by very moderate application of 
their own. The advice I have to 
offer, in resped to shoeing, will, I 
trust, We so much within the pro- 
vince of general reasoning and 
common sense, tliat little or no 
professional knowledge will be re* 
quisite, in order fully to compre* 
hend it. I am the more particular 
in the article of shoeing, as it is 
that in which we ever have been, 
and still are, so notoriously defec- 
tive : a few words will describe its 
vast consequence — Of what use, 
(as has been often demanded) is 
the mpst beautiful and stately edi- 
fice, if in constant danger of falling 
for want of a sufficient t6undatio4i ? ' ^ 

Let us previously finish what re« 
mains to be said upon the shoeing 
cart-horses, which draw upon the 
London pavements. < All of which 
I have been complaining, relative 
to the shoeing satldle- horses, is the 
pure sunshine of wisdom, placed in 
comparison with the accursed noe- 
thods taken purposely, as it should 
seem, to overthrow, cripple, and 
torture the unfortunate cart-horse. 
This Wretched animal has huge* 
masses of iron afhxed to his feet^ 
by monstrous skewers, in the name . 
of nails, the weight of which, al- 
together, tears and batters his hoofs 
to pieces, wounds his pasterns and 
legs, and renders him liable, at 
every step, to strains .in his joints 
and sinews. But this is the least 
part of tlie danger to which he is so 
sottishly exposed :~ although em- 
ployed in sustaining upon his. back 
immense loads as shaft-horse, and 
in drawing weights which require 
the utmost exertion of lus ppwers, 
over a pavement frequently as slip- ' 
pery as glass, his heels are hoisted 
upon sliU,s, and the iroiX which co- 
vfirs his feet is purposely Worked 
into a globular or oval surface, not ' 



^24 (Cricket Match-^in th$ Barrack-Jield^ Woolwkh. 

vnlike a walnut *sfaett ! — a proce- 
dure,' one would suppose, which 
could only resait (speaking of the 
proprietor of the beast) from down- 
fight insanity. Setting aside the 
imminent peril of accidents^ strains^ 
bruises, and foundering from the 
burning heat of 9uch shoes in work, 
bow is it possible that ahorse, with 
so ticklish a hold upon the ground, 
can make the most of bis strength^ 
such a large portion c^ which is 
wasted and consumed in disheart- 
ening struggles merely to keep 
himself upon his legs ? To see the 
dreadful cruelty with which ge- 
nerous ard obedient animals are 
whipped during these extremities, 
is enongh to drive a feeling mind to 

We' generally find that cruelty . 
originates in some little, dirty, con- 
tempt^l^le interest, or rather sup- 
posed interest. It is precisely the 
case here . The feeling, well-being, 
and safety of these noble animah, 
are sacrihced to the contemptible 
consideration of a difference in the 
price of iron. For clieapness sake, 
the softest and the most ordinary is 
made use of; in course, the slioes 
are required to be of an immense 
weight and size to bear a large 
horse, without bending under him. 
Shoe-moulds, ready made, of this 
inferior iron, are, i am given to 
understand, purchased at a low 
price from the founderies, by the 
blacksmiihs' in general. 

(To be continued*) 


ON Thursday, July 24, and the following day, was played a grand 
match of Cricket, in the Barrack- held at Woolwich, between eleven 
gentlemen of the Woolwich Club, against eleven gentlemen of the MoiU- 
fellier Club, for Five Hundred Guineas. 





1 1 b. Ward 

1 h. Reed 


19 c. Bennett 

9 not out 


16 b. Reed , 

7 c. Ward 


14 b.Ward 

b. ditto 


1 b. Reed 

1 c. Burgess 


b. ditto 

9 b. Ward 


4 b. Ward 

3 c. Luke 

Mr. Turner ~ - 

c. Reed 

4 c. Ward 


3 not out 

8 b. Reed 

Vane - 

b. Reed 

4 b. ditto 

famshaw -. - 

not out 

3 b. Ward, 


9 Byes 









Ward ' • - 





Constable - ■ 



* Byes 

8 run out 
20 c. TannW 

3 b. Boxail 

4 stumpt, Warreit 
O c. Tanner 

19 c. ditk) 
10 b. Mr. Turner 
3 c. Warren 

b. Mr. Tttmef 

2 not out 

1 c. Ray 

3 Byes^ 


18 hot out • 
18 not out 
*11 b. Mr. Turner / 

6 stumpt; WaiTea» . 




Woolwidi won by eight wickets. — ^Five to four on Woolwich at start- 
ing. ' _ . ' 

N. B. Mr. Turner bowled the whole of the last innings, and (here 
were btil twelve runs got of his bowling, to the great surprise of! the 
whole fieldl 

On Saturday, July 26, was played a grand match of Cricket^ in Ldrd's 
Ground, Mary-le-Bone, between eleven gentlemen of the Hdmerton 
Club, againsteieven gentlemen of the WhitehallClub, for Five Hundred 
guineas. ../ • . j 



Capt. Nowell 



Warren n - , 









. Total, 

c. Aislabie 
4 b. Holland 

10 b. Jacob 

1 b. Holland 
42 not out 

4 b. Jacob 

. 1 b. Holland 
13 c. Walpole 

c. Jacob 

1 Run out 

1 b. Sir H. Marten 

5 Byes 


12 b. Burton 

4 b. Sir H. Marten 

2 run out 

14 c. Walpole 

3 b. Jacob > 
2 c,Vitfne 

2 c. WaJpote \ 
'1 b. JacoD 
66 c. Walpole 
2 b. Burton 

5 not out. 






Brett - - 8 b. Brown 

Vigne - - 13 b. Bessell 
Sir H. Marten r U .c Flint ; 

Vol. XVI. No. 9.5. Gg 


39 not out 


f,z§ Cricket Mtttch^^on Annie's (Sromdj Richester. 

13 not oat 





b, Idjtto 
22 «t. ditto 

4 b. Wafrw 
16 b. Besaell 

9 b. ditto 

5 b* Merrey 
1 not out. 

f Byes 

\ p. Mcrf ey. 


__, 10? Total, . - 

Hommeirton Olub wpn by nine 3i?icK<:t^*-^Five to (bur on HommectOA 
at starting. 


__j — ^ — .^ 

On Monday, July 9S, and following day, w:|is played pn Marshe's nfevf 
ground, Rochester, a gI'a^d niatch at Crickiet, baAwden eleven gentlemen 
bf the Three Towns, against ^te^en gentlemen of |*arr*^ ^PH^? ^*^f 
Five Hundred Guineas. 


W. Ppiigfier : 16 b. Waddup 

3 c. Thomson, Esq. 
- 6 b. Waddup 
-5 b. Thompson, Esq. 
Ob. ditto 
11 b. ditto 
b. Waddup 
5 c, Prall 


J. Hulks 











b. Thompspn, Esq. 
2 not out' '^ 
) b. Thompson, Esq. 
k " ' Byes 


b; Waddup 
10 b. Thompspn, Esq. 
26 b. Waddup 

c. Hifl * 

2 not out 

b. Waddup 

3 b. ditto 
IP c. Prall 

1 b. Waddup 

b. ditto 

$ b. Thompson, f so. 

^ I 





Thonl^^n^Esq. * 8 b. Hu]k9,^sq. 

Waddup, Esq. 
Prall • • 

Jones, Esq. 

Kicholson, Esq. 
Brown, Esq. 
Capt. Herbert 
iHliH - - 
' ' Byes 


1 b. dittp 

b. ditto 
12 b- Burton- 

5 c. W» Bouchpr 
9 c. Morson 

6 b. W. Boucher 
3-b. Hut]t<;, Esq.' 
3 c W. Boucher 
3 b. ditto 

1 Jlotout 

^ Byes 




? c. T. Bouciier 
6 St. W. Boucher 
4 b. Morson 
a b. Hulks, Esq. 
3 St W. Bouciiec 

run out 
8 not out 

1 b, Morson 
3 Run out 

2 b. Burton 
b. ditto ' 


— .^ — r — ■ 

larr's Head won by 19 nin$»— Six U> four on Patr's Head at starting. 



Cricket Matches^Baddow Green, £sfr. 217 

On Mmday, Jiily 28, the return match was played at Little Baddow 
Green, betiiveen the gefttlemen of that pari^ and those of Danbury; 
when^ atter nine hours warm Work and agreeable amusement, the gkme 
was determined in favokirof Danbury, wioi four wickets to go down. 

The same day the return match was played at Maldon^ between the 
|(entlemen of Witham, and the secmid eleven of Maldon^ which, tenni* 
sated i|i favour of Witham* 4 

On Tuesday, July 29, and following day, Was played it graitid matdi 
of Cricket, onFenenden Heath, near Maidstone, b&l ween eleven gen- 
tlemen of the Penenden Heath Cliib, against a seled eleven of several 
parishes near the Three Towns^^for Five Hundred Guineas. 




C. Russell 
W. Browning 
H. Russell 
W. £dmeats 
L. Taylor 
J. Edmeats 


' Total 

b. Freeland 

8 run out 
31 c. Charlton 
35 c ditto 

St. Smith 
13 c. Freeland 

c. Fenner 
19 c. Charlton 

3 b. Freeland 
not out 

5 b. Freeland 

4 Byes 




run oat 

5 leg before Wicket 

1 run out 

9 c. CharUoi)k . 
7 not out 
4 runoiit 
14 c. Smith 
4 b.' Buggs 
b, Freeland 
4 c. Miihgh^m 
b. Bu||gs 






b. Clifford 


Baker ^ 

c. H. Russell 


10 b. Crawte 

^ not out 


18 c. Browning 

1 c. Rachel 

®"W r 

b. Clifford 


10 c. L. Taylor 


b. Clifford 


1 b. Crawte 

4 not out 


14 not out 

^ •- 


' 1 b. Clifford 

Wells - - 

2 b. ditto 


7 Byes 



63 Total 


Five to four on tb« Clobj at tUrting. 

Of 2 . 


$%$ CrUkelMat<hs^^4UertQnGrm^Lord'iGi;cundM<* 

' 0^ TiMdaj, July 89» ain^tdi vw pbyod ad Abberton GiMbi )e* 
tw««n ^^ven geotleoien of the WtnsUttl {ii»idred Club, aiid dereftfni* 
tleoi^iiof Malooiii which, aftvikiMfl^aiQdleBtandirieBdiygsmQ, te^ 
^inat6d in &VQttr of Maldon, wiA nint wickeU to go down. 
' Th^ wne day the return match between Ingateatone and Springlieid 
i9S|$ playedy wmsn it was clearly fut^ved thai the gentlemen of Spring&eW 
were over-matched* Havine admitted Mr. Ckrk, of Stock» into .th« 
Ingatestone eleven, who made seventy runs off his own bat^ the game 
was again won by the bitter gentlemen at one imiiug^ and twenty-three 

Qn Thursday, July 3 1, was played a grand match of Cricket, in h^% 
ground|Mary-|e-fione, bc^twepn eleven gentlemen of Westminster Scbooli 
against eleven gentlemen of Eton College, for Five hundred Guineas. 



6 b. Drewrey 
6 b. Loyd 
c. Nepeaa 











S wenv '. 


6 b. LoA^d. 
5 b. ditto 


-2 b. Loyd 

b. Drewrey 

1 b. Loyd 
14 b. ditto 

1 b. ditto 
run out. 

12 run out 

2 not out . 
1 1 Byes 



b. Drewrey 

not out 

2 b. Dre\«uFey 

1 b. Layd 

7 b. Thackerreyjjjun. 

b. ditto 

Run out 

^3 b, Loyd 

b, Tlikckerrey, ju»« 



- ; • 81 St. Agar 
1 1 run out 
30 b. Agar 
41b. Harding 

- 27 b. ditto 

- 3 Hit the ball twice 

- b. Agar 
10 b. dittp. 

•, 3 not out 
• Ob. Agar 
O b. ditto 

Da vies 

Drewrey • 

Ripley .- . 
Nepean - 
Thackerreyi sen 
Simpson ^ • , 
Fraiisier ' • 

. Byes 

Total ^2X1 


roaJbf one innings and \[ 





* OiMiitttrdagr, August 2, was ptayedi grand ntett* of Cnck«tr at Mom- 
tiiierton, between eleven gentremen o^ the Hommertbn Clubj H^lt^M 
•efevpn gentlemen of the Whitehall Chib, for Five Hu«fli'«d Guinefiis.'' ^ 


• ' • FIRST 


«RGOND fNtf 


Ob. Burton^ 

4 b. Waipole 


b. ditto \ "- 

1 c.Zachary 


-, 61 c Waipole 

' 7 b. Button 

* Robertsim 

6 b., Burton 

2 b. ditto 

...Bklv^eU - 


b. Walpde 

' Stacey 

4 hit wicket 

2 b. ditto, >^ 


3 c. Zacbary 

12 b. ditto 


1 b. Burton 

1 b. Burton 

Brown - 

6 b. Sir fl. Marten 

5 b. Walpote 


. "7 b. ditto 

6 not out 


1 not out 

1 b. Burton 


1 Byes 


. Total 

9.0 Total 







44 b. Bessell 

■ Turner 

- 19 b. Bay ley 



S c. Stacey 



- • . 4 b. Bayley 



-28 C.Robertson 


Burton - 

- 10 b. Bayley 


- . 2 b. ditto 

• - 

Sir H. Marten 

7 not out 



c. Bessell 


'Walpole- ' 

14 b. Bayley 



b. ditto 







Hommd^ton'^Club won by one innings and nine nfiis.— Five ta (bar 
on Hommerton Club at startnig. \ 

A grand Cricket match was played. in Smithen Bottom, near Croydon, 
on the 29th of July, between eleven men of Coulsddn, against eleven of 
Godstone and feletchingly, the best of two innings. TKe wickets \<ere 
pitched at nine o'clock. At dark the match was not finished, but stood as 
follows :— Coulsdon, 70 the first innings, and one innings to go in :* and 
Bletchingly and Godstone were 1 19, and had'seven wickets to go down ; 
but Coulsdon refused to give in, and it was expe6led to be terminated 
th€i next day. — A small match was likewise played on Catterham Com- 
jBon,' het^en that }^ace ml Ch^i^ead^ when the former beat hfxlf^ 
wards of one hundred. 
^. --........ The 

^30 Oricifi Maickei — Old SiereJkm, OMd^Sevemaks Fm. 

*The same day a match at Cricket, between the Hon. Mr. Capd, and 
Harry Bhdger, Esq. was played near tlie Si|^nal- House, Old Sfa^rdiam^ 
and won by the former, with six wickets to go down. — Another match 
i^fas lo be played the Saturday ibllowing, at the same place, between the 
Hon. Mr. Capel and ten picked men from Worthing and Broadwater, 
and Colonel Porter and Harry Bridger, Esq. and nine picked men irom 
>jew and Old Shoreham, for Five Hundred Guineas. 

SEFENOAKSy (Kent) Aug. 1. 

The following is the state of the Return- match at Cricket, played 
jesterday upon Sevenoaks Vine, between the gentlemen of the Sevtt:ioaks 
Club and tlie Gentlemen of the East MalUne Club^ 



4 run out 
O run out 
4 c. Whitehead 

3 b. T. Austin 
7 b. ditto 

4 b. Hussey, sen. 

5 c. Clarick^e 
5 c. Whitehead 

b. T. Austin 

1 b. Whitehead 
not out 





4 c. J. Hussey 



6 b. Hussey, sen. 



3 c. J. Hussey 



34 b. Whitehead 


2 b. Hussey, sen. 



24 run out 



- 9 c. T. Austin 



b. Whitehead 



• b. ditto 



-3 b. ditto 



- . I not out 










J. Hussey - 19 b. Palmer 

3 not out 

T. Austin - Ob. Turner 

hussey, sen. - c Selby 

7 not out 

Rider - - 19 b. Turner 

Mayne - - 12 b. ditto 

Claridge - -Ob. ditto 

6 b. Palmer 

J. Austb - lib. Palmer 


£. Hussey - lib. ditto 


Willard - - 11 b. ditto 

Whitehead - 7 run out 

Evelyn 7 - 10 not out 


Total 125 

Woa bjr the gentlemen of Sevenoaks, fiavipg nine wickets to go down. 



■•'--•. «•. —J^J,J 

jF'j;.:.,!': library: 


' '" <*. ":,. f. 

Rcwittg-Matches, i3£. 



Dogget's Coat AND Sadcs, 

ON the Isl of August, were 
rowed for by six boats. They 
Atarted ^bout five 6'clpck, against 
tid€x from the $>van at London 
Bridge, to the Swan at Chelsea.— 
The cartdi4ates were, as usual, apt 
prentices nearly out of their time. 
At their first setting off, and for 
about twtinty yards, no manifest 
difference appeared; but soon after, 
the boats from Horsleydown, Blacks- 
friars, and Strand-lane, got mate* 
rially ahead of the others, and at 
Blackfriars Bridge, left them more 
than seventy yards astern. From 
Blackfri^irs to Westminster, Isaac 
Wood, of Straiid lane, was on the 
keel of Burgoyne, of Blackfriars, 
and the Horsleydovyn boat a short 
distance from the latter. At Mil- 
bank, the first mentioned boat lost 
ground, and bets were then laid 
two to one, that the Second boat 
would decide the congest. . This 
^Jowever did i^.ot happen, for ow- 
•ing to streiy;th of nmscle, and great 
exertion, th^ Blackfriars boat main - 
tained its rank, and decided the 
fBatei) by about twenty yards! The 
Strand- lanfe boat came in lor the 
second prize of 6l. and the Horse-? 
Jeydown for the one of 31. 

The Duke of Manchester, two 
Ladies, and a part}' of distinguished 
friends, vyere in Lord Craven's 
twenty-oared funny. IJis Grace 
stood up in his boat, which rowed 
along-side of the prize, and encou- 
^ged the hero with continual huz- 
*^S and other marks of satisfac- 
tion. The Duke, we are informed,' 
•had belted some money on his fa- 
vourite, and We congratulate his 
Crgce on his penetration. 

The fineness oi' the day dfew to-. 

gether many thousand spectators. 

■The river was covered with plea 

Mire-boats, cutters, wherries, and 

f^ggies, crowded with ladies, 

dressed in white, ancTheads depo« 
fated with all the colours of the 
rainbow. The houses, the pubija 
walks from London Bridge £o Chef- 
sea, were eauklly thronged. Thft 
oniy accident of which we heard, 
occurred at Milbank, where ih^ 
railings gave way, (on which the 
crowd W9ts leaning), in consequence 
many persons fell on the margin of 
the river, wliich not being flooded, 
tliey escaped a ducking. The day 
was excessively hot. The sight 
was beautiful. « 

The other three boiits gave up 
the contest at Blackfriars Bridge. 

Three boats which did not pass 
through Blackfriars, were thrown 
out of the race by a bai^e, in con* 
sequence of which tliey decline4 
proceeding. . 

Vauxhall Annual Whjjrrt, 

On Thursday, the 7lh instant, 
the above was rowed f<>r by sevsq 
pair of' oars. — The names of th^ 
Candidates were — 

1st Pair —Shepherd ar,^ Berch; ^ 

ad P.iir. — 'Gcirard and Tjms; 
y\ Pair. — Rawl'ings and Suiiesj 
4th Piiir. — D'^lvin and Wood ; 
5ih Pair.^-Howell and Cook; 
6rh Pair. — Lack and BuU ; and 
7th Pa'u. — Price and Green. 

T! i? first heat was won by Shep* 
herd and Berch,^ the second and 
third b) Howell and Cook* 

After the match for the boat wsU 
detenu liied, the Jubilee Prize of 
ten guineas was rowed for by threo , 
pair of oars. The names of the 
water m^^n were — 

I8t P;4ir.— Heath and Harrow; 

2d Pair. — Pr''X«fpan and Wcr.tvirood \ and 

3d Pair.-rBrunmell and 

Of the different contest on tb45 
river this season, that for the Jubis- 
lee Prize is deemed the iir««t in 
point o{' skill and dexterity. Th6 
first heat was won bv Bhimmeliand 
Rose ; the second by Prizeman and 
Westwood ; the third iq c^nge- 



Mcivh^Mi^ics, &% 

ipenceof th6 severity 4>r th^strag^ 
gle, and lateness of tbm day beibfe 
tiie second beat was decided, was 
postponed tib next day-* when, 
ttnmediately at startmg, Heath and 
Br€»wn'8 boat foaied that of Bnun* 
meUand his partner, which gave 
Prtzeman and Westwood an op*, 
portamty of shooting ahead, so nir 
that Brunifflell had no chance of 
vi6lory, and of course was distanced* 
The contest, however, was not 
given up by Heath and Brown till 
the first got round the flag oppo- 
site the Red House, and down to 

from the known strength, skill, 
•nd dexterity of Bnimmell and 
Bose, the odds were considerably 
In their favour, and it was univer- 
sally thought they would have ob* 
tained the prize, had not their op- 
ponents had recourse to a kind -of 
ruse du gutrre^ and the four other 
watermen, to borrow a ])hrase 
from the knowing ones, rrjoed in the 
same boat. ^ 

Thus does it happen that — " the 
race is not always to the'/wj^, nor 
the battle to the strong.** 

The wherry won by Howell and 
Cook is a very handsome well- 
built boat, and now in the posses- 
sion of Cook, by a consideration to 

The River, on this occasion, was 
uncoinmonly crowded with ladies 
and getitlemtn from Saltpetre Bank, 
Limeliouse^ and other places of gen' 
Uei residence, who enjoyed the 
delights of punch, porter, and pipes, 
not only with great govt^ but raost 
melodious vociferation. Old Thames 
i^ecmed pleinsed with the variegated 
parties which he bore upon his 
limpid stream ; and although now 
and then a few flowers of rhetoric 
from the Billingsgate School broke 
on the offended ear, yet the even- 
ing was spent in the utmost har- 
mony ; and after the conclusion of 
the aquatic contest, the different 

taverns <»i the sides' of .thrtfrerie* 

sounded with the enlivening notes 
of the fiddk>..fife, tabor, &c. &&c. 

which invited the lads an^ lass^ to 
join the inspiring dahcei / \ . 

Grand Cah at Vauxhall * 


• • .» 

We Cannot, in justice to the 
public, and to # the Proprietor, uf 
Vauxhall Gardens,^ pass this won- 
derful piece 6f naechanismy so jusdy 
admired by the town, withoat pay- 
ing a warm tribute to the great a&- 
lities of the able machinist, whom 
we believe to be Mr. Johnson, of 
Drury-4ane Theatre. This superb 
car, lor such we must call it, is up- 
wards of twenty (c^t high, and 
something in the form of an anQeot 
war chariot, the sides of which are 
richly ornamented with a lion pas- 
sant, at the loot of a palm-tree, 
across which are suspended foar 
beautiful banners, emblematical of 
the riches of the East, all got up in 
a masterly style, with burnished 
gold, and interspersed with paint- 
ings of cherubs, wreatlv of flowery 
&c. &c after the manner of Ry- 
land. In the hinder part is repre- 
sented the head of Plutus, around 
which are beautiful rays, in gold 
of various tints, wiiich form a splen- 
did sun, over which is a scroll with 
other banners, trophies, &c ' &c. 
in burnished gold. The front is 
ornamented with shields, lions heads, 
palm leaves, laurel, leathers, &c. 
arranged in the most superb man- 
ner; and the wheels, which are 
very large, are of a sky -blue, picked 
out with gold and silver, and deco- 
rated witl) great taste. The eie- 
pants, upon the back of which 
ride two of the D.uke of Yelk's 
blacks, are fo\|fteen fec^ high, 
richly ornamented with trappings 
of scarlet and gold, with tassels -^ 
blue and silver.-^Upon the whole, 
we must coftiess it Ibrms one of the 
grandest pieces ai pageantry ev^ 


Romiig-'Maiches, bSc. 


ex()tbUed in this country, and when 
in motion is ieu* beyond concep* 
tion. The exponbe of this great 
piece of machinery, says a. corres- 
pondent, cost upwards of one thou- 
sand pounds : be that as it may, we 
have no doubt, from the great num- 
bers who attended the Gardens 
when this car was announced, that 
the proprietor will reap a 


A Wherry Prize. 

Monday, the 1 1th instant, the 
Pfize Wherry, given by the Pro- 
prietor of the George Inn, at 
Morsiey-doWn; was rowed for by 
six pairs of oars. The following 
were the regulations : to start ii'om 
Sii Qeorge s Stairs, row twice 
round a £)at off East-lane Stairs, 
up to Horsley-down Old Stairs, and 
down to ihe prize- boat at jSt. 
George's Stairs. To be determined 
by four htiats. / 

First Heat — Three Pairrf Qors. 

Thomas Yardley — Yellow. 

John Bro«kiebank — Gi^eo. 

' tliiha Williams— Orange Spot. 

i Second Heat. 

' James Crbkcr — Pink. 

KObert i*ong — Orange Stripe, 
John Scott— .Red. 

mrd Heat. 

The four out of the ffrst and se- 
cond heat. 

Fourth Heat. 

The winiiing man in each heat 
to start for the wherry. 
^ At their first offsei, about three 
oViock, it was difficult lor a spec- 
tatbr to form an opinion which was 
the best man, they appearing to be 
*f> equal a match > lor ii one got the 
start of the others, he did not long' 
^•ontiiiue ^o fortunate. Until diey 
arrived at the moorings of tlie 
'^oat at East-lane no change, took 
place; it was then that Yardley 
distanced his competitors, and soon 

Vo^. XVIII. No. 90. ' 

left them fifty yards behind ; but on 
traversing the same ground again, 
Williams got as much before Yard- 
ley as he had been behind him, and 
came in for the first heat. 

In the second heat, Croker, at 
the beginning, was first, and Long, 
second ; Scott, notwithstanding, m 
a quarter of an hour overtook both ; 
and decided the second in his fa- 

The third, took place between 
the four losing boats, Yardley, 
Brooklebank, Croker, and Long; 
which, after a severe contest be- 
tween Yardley and Long, was won 
by the latter. " 

For the last heat were the three 
winners; viz. Elisha Williams, John 
Scott, and Robert Long. Much 
science and skiil were displayed by 
' these combatants, who were nearly 
paralled to each other during the 
whole of the first circuit ; but in 
the second, in returning up to the 
prize-boat, a funny ran foul of Wjl- 
liams and impeded his progress, the 
effe^ of which he soon recovered, 
and came in conqueror. Scott was 
seconcj, and Long last. The value 
of the boat is eighteen guineas. • 

Aquatic DiVERsiov on the 


The pleasures of society have 
seldom been witnessed in a higher 
degree than on Tuesday, tlie 5th 
ipsiant, by a party of the )'oung la- 
dies and gentlemen of Newbury, 
in an excursion on the w ater to an 
island in the River Kennet about a 
mile and a half above tlie town.— 
Th?s island had lately been im- 
proved by some gentlemen of New- 
bury ; a nimibcr of serpentine walks . 
had been formed, and scats erected, 
commanding a variety of capti- 
vating views of the surroimding 
country: to this place about fifty 
yotmg ladies and., as many gentle- 
me^i were invited by Messrs. Bar* 
iiard^ of Newbury Wharf, and se* 
* H h " vea 


snorting Ititelli^ence. 


veil pleasure-boats, beautifully de- 
corated with flags and streamers," 
were prepared for their conveyance. 
The rowers in uniform, on a signal 
given, took to their oars, and the 
little fleet, fraught with beauty, 
moved slowly up the winding Ken- 
riet. A small battery of swivel 
guns announced their arrival, and 
tiie party was conducted to the 
centre ot the island, where was a 
circular grass plat, surrounded by a 
gravel walk, flower borders, and 
umbrageous'trees. Here tea and 
coSee were.preparcd ; after which 
three balloons, surrounded with 
blue, pink, and yellow zones, were 
sent up, on each of which was in- 
scribed the name of a beautiful 
}o«ng lady. — Music next occupied 
their attention ; several appropriate 

songs and glctes were sung, accom* ' 
panted by a piano forte ; then syl* 
labub was served up, after which a 
variety of fire works were dis- 
played. On re-embarking 4he foil 
moon rose on their view, and gild- 
ing the tremulous wave, formed a 
most enchanting scene. An ele- 
gant supper having been provided 
at the Assembly-room, the party 
on landing, repaired tbitber, where 
they were also entertained by Mr. 
Welsh on the musical glasses, and 
the evening was conclude by a 
dance. The company, however, 
did' not break up till four in the 
morning, and we have the pleasure 
to say that not a single accident oc- 
curred to disturb the harmony that 
pervaded the whole of this £isci- 
nating enteriainment. 


THE young Earl of Beliast, only 
four years of age, has sported 
a curricle of one hundred and fifty 
guineas value, for the Brighton 
season, built quite in the LiJipvtian 

. On Saturday night, the 2d in- 
stant, at ^ten o*clock, Mr« R. of 
Dodlor's Commons, undertook, for 
a wager of half-a-guinea, to run 
round St. Paul's Church -yard three 
times in twenty minutes. On 
starting, the odds were greatly in 
his favour ; and considering his be- 
ing so Dulky, and just got up from 
a plentiful m^al, he went the two 
first rounds in a much shorter time 
than was expelled; but the third 
compleatly winded him, and he 
came in three minutes after the 
time, ta the no small diversion of 
the spedlators assembled to see the 

A desperate battle was lately 

fought near Windsor, between a 

I 603 Oer and a ror/fr, which terminated 

. k\ the former giving a petfe<^ tbess- 

ing to his rustic opponent. Popr 
Hodge seemed so fully saXisiied on 
the occasion, that he feelingly de- 
clared he had never received so 
complete a ieulusring in bis fife. 

Female Pugilism^ — A ^eiy severe 
and scientific set-to took pbce a 
' few evenings, since in the Coffee- 
rdom of the Opera House, between 
Rival Queens of the Fruit-basket, 
who disputed about the excelleBce 
of 2i Pottle of Grafion Cnenks, and 
agreed, after many flwvery argu- 
ments on both sidts, to box it out 
for Two Guineas. A ring was imme- 
diately formed by Towmen/fy and the 
fair Champions fought a cortsidera- 
ble time with ^uch dubious success, 
that it was at length agreed to 
make a drawn battle, and spend the 
money in dijdlification*- Too much 
praise cannot be given^ to Kelly, 
who adled as Umpire^ lor his impar- 
tiality j, nor can we -withhold our 
commendaition from Mrs.. Crouch, 
who arrived just in time to h^Bettk- 
hlfUry and who executed her part 

• ''witli 

Sperthig htteUigeius. 

Hk^^as'to appear £p/» at 
home, . 

About the rame time the amor 
tewrs of the pelite ^rts had a very 
.%^ treat in the Strand, by wit- 
nessing the delicate exertions of a 
finder "ivench in the no!?le art of tox- 
ing. Though the fait champion 
had two opponents, who were of 
\ that class of society^ called' coal- 
\ • heanKri^ she set to with the utnjost 
(determinatioxi,and not only wielded 
\x.x feminine fists with much dexte*- 
jity, but used her /a«^»^ so eloquently^ 
that as Hud^bras says^ 

** ■■ She never would ope 

,'< Her mouth, but out there flew a trope." 

Thecoal'kenwerj were soonobliged 
to give in, as the fair jimazoniau 
saidj or rather swore,v she*d given 
them enough of k ; and as one of 
these vanquished heroes is her huii- 
band, we teat from the bride's flu- 
ency of speech, that the poor fel- 
low will undergo the furtlier disci- 
pline of a curtain 'k^ure. 

The Poney Race on Thursday, 
the 2M\\ ulr* between Mr. Im- 
myns's poney Trimmer, and Mr. 
Winn's poney Cottager, o\'er Ep- 
,8oni Downs, was very res peQably 
attended, and won by Trimmer. 
The sportsmen who attended th^ 
race were decidedly of opinion 
that Cottager would have won, if 
.she had shewn any play at starting, 
she having run over the course on 
Sunday preceding the race, carry- 
ing a heavy weight, two minutes 
^ sooner than they performed it. — 
Cottager, shews a great deal of 
blood, was the favourite at starting, 
and made good sport for the la^ 

About a fortnight ago, some 
r^ces were proposed to be run for 
two days successively, by ponies 
under thirteen liands. belonging to 

Mr. P -1, of Cr — yd— n, and 

Captain D — , well known to 

the sporting world The first day's 
sport was to have been for a silver . 

cup and cover, value ten guineas i 
and the second, for a saddle' and 
bridle.; there was a Holland shift 
also to be cun for by women : all 
this, however, was prevented fronk 
taking place by several gentlemen 
and farmers going to the Justice of 
the Peace, who sent notice to the 
various persons concenied, that if 
any attempts were made to pro- 
ceed with the sport, he should 
issue his warrant for the apprehen- 
sion of all tKe principals. , 

A tiger broke loose a few dayp 
sipce from the George Inn, Crank* 
brook, and ran through the town, 
and near half a mile upon the Be- 
nendon road^ when he was securec^ 
happily without doing more mis- 
chief than by ih^ terror he univer-. 
sally occasioned. 

Sagacity <f a Horse, — In the course 
of last month, a horse, about six- 
teen hands high, belQnging to a Re- 
verend Magistrate, in the county of 
Durham, who was on a visit in the 
neighbourhood of East Boldon, was 
put into a stable, into which, soon 
after, two horses belonging to the 
owner of the stable were brought. 
The corn was kept in a hay-lofl 
over the stable; and tlie groom, 
thinking the visitor ^s horse was fed, 
fetched some, and gave it to his 
own horses only. As soon as he 
left the stable, the visitor's horse, 
not approving of this partiality, 
contrived to march up to the hay- 
loft, and help himself. When 
wanted he. was absolutely lost, and 
a fruitless search was for some tinte 
made. At Jength it was suggested 
that he mightpossibly be in the bay- 
loft : where^ to tl^e utter astonisn- 
ment of the spectaton, he was . 
found. — The loft is np several steps, 
over a stable nine feet high, and 
it was with difficulty they got hun 
down, being obliged to cut the 
floor to let him pass through. 

The famouse horse Abdalla, who 

had long borne the palm from the 

Hh2 fleetest 


Sjiorting tntelUgente. 

fleetest of his c^ompctitors in India, 
was poisont*! immediately previous 
to the last Calcutta races. Consi- 
derable rewards have been as yet 
ineffe^ually offered to discover and 
bring the offcr.der to punishment. 
^ A correspondent observes, that 
it is a custom but too prevalent at 
this season of the year, for the 
njxuld'he Spmtsmen to indulge in (he 
wantpn and unmanly destruction of 
swifts and sfvallozos^ a species of 
bird highly valuable in their sphere, 
particularly in a dry summer ; but 
of no use when killed. — We thhik, 
, with him, the eye of a Sportsman 
might be levelled ^i better gamCy and 
the trigger pulled to a more honour- 
able purpose, than the destrudlion 
of a public good. 

A youth of Dumfries, about four- 
teen years of age, lattily undertook 
to £0 fifteen miles on foot in two 
liours, which he accomplished in an 
hour and three quarters. 

From a Barbadoes Mercury we 
}iave copied tke following articles ; 

For sale — ^A Negro w^iman, \iho is a 
w.isl)or, and her son, a youth of 17 years. 
Hnquire at this Office. 

Tor sale — A young, healthy, Boot and 
fihoe-nRaker, a complete master uf his 
trade. Apply at this oHicc. 

F(;r iiV- — A youfig healthy Barbadian 
woman, who is a coiTiplcte washer ^nd 
ironcr, and is calculated to do any house 
business in a family. She has four chil- 
dren, who. will be sold with her ; three 
girls, and a boy : the oldest girl is about 
ipa years of age, and hai been t-iughi to 
work at her needle; the second is ssven, 
and the boy fjur : tlie youngest girl is an 
infant, five months old. 

A humane Planter also advertises 
•ascheme to dispose of his property in 
^ phurch, called Christ Church, and 
a plantation — by Lottery. * On the 
plantation, he says, are " 100 head 
of cattle, ^nd twenty-two Barba- 
dian Negfoes^' the eldest not more 
than fifty years of age.'* — Reader, 
if ihou art a Christian and a man, 
thine own teeliilgs will be a suffi- 
cici)t comment on this infernal 
traffic I 

Trotting MatcK Air ^New- 
castle. — 0,n Tuesday evening, 
July 29, a great trotting- match took 
place on the-Town-Moor at l^Iew- 
castle, between two mares belong- 
ing to two neighbouring gentlemen, 
for Forty Guineas aside, carryinf^ 
13 St. 8lb. each, the distance twenty 
miles, or ten miles round the Race- 
groond. After going tour miles, 
the man who rode one of the marcs 
fell off in a 'fit ; when a gentleman 
immediately mounted her, and, to 
•thre great satisfaction of the name- 
rous spectators, rode out tlie match, 
beating the other about Haifa dis- 
tance, the whole being performed 
in little more than one hour and a 
halt*. The Ibliowing is a corred 
statement of the time taken up in 
trotting round the ground each 
time, observed on a stop watch — 

Wtnutef, Seemckt 
1 St . time round 10 — 20 

2d 10 — 10 

3d . 9 — 10 . 

4th — ^— 9 — 20 

5th — — 8 — 20 

6th 8—18 

7th , ' a — 26 

8th -8—2 

9lh 9—7 

10th U — 3 

Total 92 — 16 
or 1 hpur, 32 minutes, and 16 se- 

The jockeys of Paris have, in some 
respects, improved on ours. Instead 
of cropping the ears of their horses, 
they cut off the marie^ and apply red 
shining wax to the hoofs. Mercier 
thinks that, in time, they will/;«Lv^" 

A few days since a young gen- 
tleman 'at Chelsiea bought a horse 
for forty guineas, and having occa- 
sion to go over iiatter<;ea- bridge, 
the horse took fright at the sight ol 
the water, reared, and retreated. 
A young fellow of genteel appear- 
ance expressed much concern for 


Sjiorting Intelligence. 


tfje-Safisty df the rider, telling him 
that, as he was used to the ma- 
na^eoient of horses, he would un* 
dertake to ride him over the bridge, 
; and through the turnpike; which 
offer being accepted, he with great 
jockeyship went over the bridge, 
and^ through the turnpike r telling 
,the man at the gate to take the toll 
of the gentleman who was following 
him on foot, he immediately gal- 
loped away with the utmost speed, 
and has not since been heard of. 

The volunteers of Ra^leigh w^ere 
lately sf>lendidly entertained by the 
farmers of Hockley. In the morn- 
ing a golden bullet^ emblematically 
engraved, and presented by Mrs. 
Belsham of Hockley, was shot for, 
and won by Mr. Smith, 

An extraordinary iarge and long 
snake was killed on the 29th ult. 
after a sharp conflict, by Mr. John 
Bufge, of Stalbridge, Dorset. It 
ih^asured three feet eight inches 
^ lojig,and eight inches round. VViicn 
opened, ^a fish seven inches long, 
and a Irog, were found in him alive, 
and so little injured, that when put 
into the water they swam aw^ay! 

One bf the late MoniteuYs an- 
nounces -the arrest and im prison - 
^ ment, at St. Hypolite, oi Sans Peur^r 
the Ex- Prior Cologtia, whom it states 
to be one of the most lerocious bri- 
gands of the South. The mistress 
of this priest, together with her fa- 
ther, were arrested at the same 
time. Sam Peur had already been 
condemn^ to death, and search has 
been making for him these "six years 
past. 'He regularly said mass e^'ery 
day, armed with a brace of.pistats^ 
and having a sabre and A Aoubk-bar- 
relledgun upon the altar!' 

An advertisement in the Journal 
of Parisy for a lost dog, has too 
nmch peculiarity (o be lost itself. — 
It says ** )^ooxFavoji is neither very 
young, -nor very handsom<?; but 
^^ty good, and very affectionate. 
The advectiser ioved him mach, 

and much regrets htm. £.et the 
person who has taken or found 
Favori despair of gaining his attach- 
ment. No: he will cry; he will 
gro&n; be will lose his appetite; 
he will never Ibrget Ijis former mis- 
tress; and any one being hard- 
hearted enough to detain him, if 
there remains tp this unhappy little 
animal fifteen >or twenty d^ys of life, 
it is the utmost." — This translation 
is literal. We really hope that so 
tender a pair may not long be se- 

In the course of last month the 
silver arrow, given by the. town o£" 
Edinburgh to the Royal Company 
of Archers, was shot for in Hopfe 
Park, and won by Dr. Thomas' 
Hope, physician in Edii^burgh. 

Egremont Races ended alter three 
days of good, sport ; but one of the 
best heats that was run was a race 
after a saddle. The saddle had al- 
ready . been run for, but there was 
some dispute as to the tjimer ; a|id, 
during a parley on the business, k 
man handed tlie prize to orte of the 
jockeys, who, perhaps, thinking that 
it was the fairest way of deciding 
tthe question, instantly galloped off 
v^ith it. He was immediately fol- 
lowed by the other competitors, 
three in number ; but after a seven- 
mile hedt^ without any material turn, 
he distanced them ail. 

A short time since a live porpoise 
came on shore between the .Sa(t 
Pans and Caunonby, to the northr 
ward of Maryport, and died soo|x 
after the tide ielt it- The dinien- 
sions were as follows;— length 12 
i<e^^i^ circumference 14 feet. The 
head and neck measured two feet j 
the nose, one foot ; and the tail, two 
feet, three inches A young one 
was fouiul in its belly, which was 
three feet in lengtli 

The laic Pans papers mentioi), 
that a lioness, in tiie menagerie qV 
that city, brought from Funis along 
With a lion of the samo age, hj^s 



Sfioriing InttOigen^. 

bCely bad two whelps | both dead, 
in consequence of a, blow which the 
luotber had given herself, while at 
]»ia^ in the den, some time be&ire. 
They were sbout^even inches long, 
-«nd four in circumference. The 
whiskers, claws, and the features in 
general, were well marked; and 
*'tisej are n»w pat in spirits of wine, 
•fo preserve them. But it was not 
without difficulty that they were 
laketi fromUhe mother, whoconti- 
vaed hcking them with her tongue 
•ill the last rtioment. — The above is 
vnly the third instance known of a 
iioaess producing young in Europe. 

Mr. Hemraings has sold his cele- 
Ikcated horses, Fugeiman and Cadet, 
4i&e former to the Marquis of Don- 
negal i^r three hundred guineas, 
"SAd the latter to Lord Clermopt for 
iwo hundred and fifty. 

Last month a man belonging to 
tile Vidlua] ling Office at Chatham, 
Ibr a bet of 201. rolled a butt of 
•w»tef from that place toGravesend. 
•He performed it in six hours and 
twenty- three minutes, over a course 
•ef eight miles, including three long 
and steep hills. 

The present Mail- man betw^n 
^haston and Sarum has travelled, 
'Siftee thfe c(>nimenceraent of bis em- 
-pby in the Post- Office, on tl>at and 
ilie ' She^bc^rne road, upwards of 
31^6,200 miles, which is more dian 
5twelre tkiies the circumferenoft of 
the earth, ai)d is probably more than 
any other man in England has tra- 
"frelled on one road. , 

tdward High, a traveUing beg- 
-gar, from Kendal, in Wesimore^ 
■iand, between three and four teet 
'btgh,and Very much deformed, was 
•a -sibork time since ibund in a ditch 
between Bawtry and Uoncaster, 
Slaving fallen from an ass he rode 
on, and tlie bruises he received by 
»the accident preventing him from 
'regaining his situation. He was 
therefore brought to a lodging-house 
'in Doncaster, and <atend«d- by.the^ 

JpBCuhy from the Disponsdi^ - bjr 
wiK>8e assistance he was much re- 
<;overed« The people of the house 
interrogating him as to* his having 
money, he stridly denied it ; his an- 
swer, however, iK)t proving saisfac* 
tory, they determined to examine his 
pockets, wi)en they found a pocket- 
oook containing 4I. Us. in silver, 
and a bag with half[)ence ajacuatiiig 
to thirteen ^^illings and fourpence. 
He awaked out of his sleep durmg 
the search, and,juippiiigout of be^ 
to prevent losing his money, he' 
unfortunately felt down stairs, and 
received several contusions on hi& 
head, which wera the cause of his 
death ilR a few hours afterwards. — 
This beggar has kept a r^ular jouf- 
nal of every day*s expenditure, since 
the year 179 3| which appears to be, 
upon ait average^, about two sbiir 
lings per day. 

ilnother instance of dying in 
reality, after dying in appre^easio^, 
lately occurred near Underwood ,^i(i 
Derbyshire.—rA man, ^ aged fifty- 
nine years> put a period to his ex- 
istence, bj' hanging himself in his 
own house, by means of a pocket 
handkerchief, which he fixed to a 
hook in the bed-post. No cause 
but insanity could be assigned ibr 
this desperate ad. Although thi& 
unfortunate man possessed a pro-' 
perty worth ^vki or six hundred 
pounds, and lived in the most ah* 
stemious manner, he had been long 
under constant apprebensionsi of 
wanting tlie necessaries of life. 

BmMiNGiiAM Puffing — The 
new Pantomime at bur Theatre 
bids iair to make the Manager full 
amends (or the paucity of his visitors 
in the e^tdier part ol' the season. 
Things vyhich are local never fat! to 
allure ; and the introdudion of such 
scenes as feast the eye with views 
of Birmingham and Us neighbour- 
hood, is baiting the imw^-Uap to 
some purpose. Indeed, the whole 
pefformaacu vow^ be juiiUy called! 


Sporting tnt^^igencei 


• • . • • • , 

fte coinpleatest Harlequinade .that 
we have «een ^ince Rich and 
Wobodwar^ exerted their rival ta- 
. lents in the Oriental Sorcerer, and 
fiis competitor Dodor Fa'ustus. — 
Chaoge upon change ! Trick upon 
trick i Speil upon Spell! and Con- 
juration upon Conjurationl with 
fhe best music, inachinerjr, and 
scenery, that wood, canvas, and 
catgut ever combined to -set forth \ 
And the idea of the Lapland 
Witch .dumbfoundmg the Patch- 
work hero, tor playing the part of 
Joseph, in his Co^tt of mar^ Colours^ 
is both novel and txnique ; giving a 
kind of ethical turn to the fable, 
^d Mr. Speckle -Jacket plays hvs 
obmutescent prankjB from that very 
circum&taace, with a much better 
grace tbaii • we ever saw any gen- 
tleman of his cloth exhibit them 

A farmer;! not a thousand miles 
from Taunton, apprehensive of a 
'visit from the mob, expressed his* 
fears to a confidential friend, who 
advised hifn to conceal his com--^ 
-** I would gladly do it, but I do 
not know where." — ^ Your barns 
are very large ; fill them with the 
wheat — ** That I cannot do; tliey 
are full already." 

Mr. Wyatt's Bill next year, for 
enlarging the Parliament House, 
will remind the public of the ludi- 
crous. Bill for church-work once 
given in. — His indeed will be brief, 
bot the items very important — -To 
mending the* House of Commons, 
and making ?i new House of Lords I " 

A thief who lurks near the House | 
of Lords has far siirpassed in dex- 
terity even the villain who lately 
outwitted a Bow-street Ofiicer, at 
St James's. The latter only made' 
fiee with a hat, but the former lately- 
stole \hQ silver mace from Mr. Wil- 
linms, the Tipstaff to the Court of I 
Chancery, within a minute after -he | 
had been conducling thcv ,Lord j 
Chu-iicellor to his coach. . j 

, A French optkian lias.€Qnslffiii<3«t , 

a burninrg-giassy which will v^htjiia 
iize gold. A freezing glas^ to £s 
it would have been a. much bteUer 
invention. A mountain qf g<iU 
may be dissipated with a breaftk: but 
he must be a strong mail .indeed 
who can hold 1^ a single guin^ 
which has once taken into its heail 
to take to its heels. 

A German BulL — We are sov 
lemnly informed, in all the news* 
papers, that the Hereditary ^tatqj^ 
of Germany have issued levies ^ 
an army of an huadred thausapd 
men^ twenty thousand of which are 
to be hcrse. 

The sea, we are told, on th«r 
coast of Sut^atra, in the £a$t Iu« 
dies, has been dread^ily* afflid^ed 
with an earthquake So terrible 
were its convulsions, that the ^ucr 
face rose fifty fee{ higher than it 
was^ ever known to do before. We 
aire happy^ however, to learn, tltet' 
the waves are in a sttte of conva* 
iescence, and very likely, in tlie 
course of a century, to recover tiieir 
wonted healtli, though it is mucii 
doubted whedier they will ev«r 
sleep soundly inr their beds. 

Garnerin, a celebrated builder gf 
castles in the air, proposes to Jaiioch 
a balloon, in form of a temple of 
vidory, in honour of the battle of 
Maringp. This splendid pageant, 
which is to be sevqnty-eight feet 
higli, and fifty wide, will carry four 
persons besides fifteen .gods, ar- 
ranged between the columns, and 
will ascend from Tivoli, when the 
harvest is got in, lest, in tumbling, 
from the clouds^ it demolish a vipe* 
yard or crush down a corn fiefd. 

On the 11 th dt. catne on to be 
heard before Sir Willialoi Scott, llie 
l<Mig-depending cause brought by 
Mrs. Oldham, s^ainst Col. Old- 
ham, her husband, fbrmejily of the 
Madras Establi^^hment^ for restitu- 
ition o( conjugal rights — when thb 
Judge pronounced, that Colgnel 






. Oldham had fulled in the proof of 
the charges brought against her, 
and decreed hitn to take her homcy 
and treat her 'Udtk conjuj^al affection^ — 
Being restored to hec cwiiugal rights^ 
Ive hope will afford theiady all the 
tonsolatioHs she can wish', for \ there 
isi however, an old proverb, which 
«ays — '* One man may lead a horse 
to the water, but twenty cannot 
make him drink/* 

The Brighton Races «ifFord, this 
year, mucii sport. Beside the nu- 
. inerous sluds which daily appear 
upon ^e ground, there is a con- 
stant display oi Cyprian Fillies j ready 
to start tor any purse that may be 
Offered. \ 

A* Serjeant and his party belong- 
ing to tlie First Royals, lately pass- 
ing through Henley, they slopped 
ai the Red Lion Inn; the Serjeant's 
wife (^pressing her fatigue of ri- 
ding from the campi ^he kind hos- 
tess wished her to lay down, and in 
less than a quarter of an hour a fe- 
male recruit made her appearance, 
whose innocent lamentations gained 
her a* ^//^z from the haniane land- 
lady of the inn. 

The fertile genius of the French 
is always finding something new. 
The celebrated Astronomer, La- 
lande, has just discovered that the 
moment of Jeath is attended with 
great pleasure. It is not long since 
we were told by some philosophers 
of tiie same nation, that Jeath was 
an eternal sleep, Mr. Lalande now 
wishes to make the last stage to 
that long repose perfectly pleasura- 
hle^ and by that means to do away 
^very fear respecting either our last 
moments, or our future state. 

The following is copied from an 
American newspaper : — "Just pub- 
lished, a Sermon on the Duty of 
Christian Forgivenness, by the Kev. 
J. Tinley : to which are added, 
Three Original Receipts for making 
the best Spruce Beer." 

The tradesmen of a certain- great 

man, having dunned him for a loog 
time, he desired his servant one 
morning to admit the lay lor, who 
had not been so constant in his at- 
tendance as the rest. When be 
made his appearance. '^My firieud,** 
said he to him^ '* I tliink you are a 
very honest fellow, and 1 have a 
great regard for you, therefore take 
this opportunity to tell you, that I'll 
be d d if ever 1 pay you a far- 
thing! Now go home, mind your 
business, and don't lose your time 
by calling here. — As for the others, 
they are a set of vagabonds and 
rascal Is, for whom I have no affec- 
tion, and they may come as oilen 
as they chuse.'* 

A Police Magistrate, — Truth is 
not seldom extradted by accident. 
Mr. A. who^e office is* frequently 
clamorous with the litigators of 
shilhng warrants, suddetily called 
out — " Silence there. — The^e s 
been two or three people com- 
mitted, and I have not heard a word 
they have said. " 

A short time- since two of the 
charters of Sir H. P. St. John Mild- 
may, Bart, at Odiham, were com- 
mitted by tht? Rev. Mr. Nevvbolt, 
for a month's imprisonmept and 
hard labour, to the House of Cor- 
redlion, on convidion of having 
wantonly beat and otherwise ill- 
' treated one of the oxen with which 
they were entrusted, in so cruel and 
barbarous a manner, that it died 
the next day, in consequence of the 
blows it received. We lament sin- 
cerely the frequency of offences of 
a sunilar nature. 

" Seven's the MaitC^ keeps now se- 
veral fine Larders at Brighton ; but 
pld Nick lias so contrived the mat- 
ter,, that those who are completely 
in the secret of purveying, are al- 
ways sure to catch more crabs than 

A Bond-street lounger lately 
complaining how much lie was af- 
fected by the intense heat of the • 


Feast of Wit \ or SportsmafCs HalL 


weiaflier, a bystander observed it 
was not at all surprf^ing that puppies 
should be affeiSted in the dog-days, 

A .scheming genius of Dubh'n 
has adopted a new manoeuvre for 
raising money. He goes to the 
houses of* Gentlemen, and under 
the pretence of friendship, and to 
save their lives, relates that he has 
overheard a conspiracy to assassi- 
nate them ; this he does with a 
view to get money in return for his 
kind information, and it is likely, in 
some instances, has succeeded . 

Tiptrec ^Races — Were more nu- 
merously attended than for the last 
twenty years j, the number of spec- 
tators on Friday last, being the first 
day, was- computed at 10,000. 
Carriages of every description oc- 
cupied the ground, from all parts 
of the county, and from the respec- 
tabijity of the patronizers, (hes^- 
races may be said to vie with any 
of the provincial ones. The first 
day five horses started for the cup, 
which was adjudged to Mr. Pigott. 
Three ponies next started for the 
cup giveh gratis, which was won, 
after two smart heats; by a chesnut 
poney, the property of Mr Hunt. 
On the third instant, three horses 
started, one of which was drawn 
afler the first heat, which was won 
by Mr. - Ormond's bay mare; the 
second heat afforded as much <:/»;«- 
sey jockeyship as was ever expe- 
rienced upon the turf; clumsey as 
it however was, it answered the 
vpurp©se of its framers.-^Tlie plan 
was to bet against the mare whicb 
won the first heat, which was very 
readily catched at; it must be^ un- 
derstood that at Tiptree there is no 
distance post; bets in favour of 
the winning mare having been 

pretty generally obtained, the se- 
cond heat was started fof, and a 
greater display of gambling jockey- 
ship, was never more consj)icuous. 
The mare which won the first 
heat, was (with some trouble) kept 
back, and not allowed to come 
nearer her competitor than fifty 
rods, although able at any time to 
take the lead. The consequence 
of which was, that those who had 
betted in her favour^ became, as it , 
w^s intended, the dupes ; and * al-* 
though the mare did not win fhis 
heat, it was pretty generally be- 
lieved that the master did. What 
added to the strength of this ge-j ' 
neral idea was, that on the drum's 
beating for the third time of start* , 
ing, Mr. Ormond's mare appeared, 
and she only wa,s galloped round 
the ground to obtain the cup.— ' 
The disappointment of those pre- 
sent was universal, and they di4 
not hesitate to express it in severe 
terms. The mare alluded t6 has 
been since sold to Mt. Smythies^ 
ofKelvedon. Notwithstanding the 
immense concourse of people as- 
sembled on both days, we are 
happy in^ being able to add, that 
no accident whatever occurred, 
although at times, it was by no 
means uncommon to observe, car- 
riages of every description, not ex- 
cepting "joaggons and lisaimy in full 
gallop, all equally anxious to get 
the* start, so that every horse upon 
the ground, it has been justly ob- 
served, obtained a heat. The com- 
pany consisted mostly of the gen- - 
teel order, wiih a \^ry large por- 
tion of the fashionable fair, many 
of whom adjourned to a public 
ball at the George Inn, Withana^ 
in the evening. 



AN honest Crispin being told 
that a^ a late democratical 
meeting, there was a great deal 
Vol. XVIIl. No.9o. 

of talk about puHing down the 
church and the altar, observed, it 
would be strange if they did l^ot 

X i make 


Feast of Wit ; (tt. Sportsman^ s Hall. 

inake a mistake^ and get hold of a 

In a late French account of the 
attackS' made upon the coast of 
-France, the Monsieurs, have the 
vanity to compare themselves with 
the Lu5ty Bull^ and the English with 
^ad-flies, that teaze him by uihg^ 
ingy ^c. They seem at least, says 
a correspondent, to think, that Ihe 
English yo/m BuU^ is rather cffwed. 

Some wag, a few days since, 
stuck up the ibllowing notice upon 
tiie eniranc;e to the new house of 
C9rrection, at Cold-Bath Fields. — 
/* Red faces, vestry-bellies, and all 
other effects of over '■feeding, effcc* 
tually cured here, by Axis and fa- 
mily, — N. B. Any person pro- 
perly recommended by a magi- 
strate, will be immediately at- 
tended to/' 

According to the researches 
made by an ingenious naturalist, it 
now appears, that what has been 
called the late, scarcity^ was in a 
great measure occasioned by a 
large grub of a very luminous ap- 
pearance^ often seen in the envi- 
19ns of the city, as well as by se- 
veral oth6r vermin found near 
meal-sacks. — The latter have a 
simple and rather stupid appear- 
> ance at first, but being narrowly 
inspe^dd, they are generally found 
to be of a drab colour, are very 
sleek about the head, and have 
something like a broad- brimmed 
bat upon it. 

How often, says a correspondent, 
are the names and natures of men 
entirely at variance — Baron Thu- 
gat, or Do- good for instance, does 
a deal of karmy in advising the Em- 
peror of Germany to c'oiitiwie the 
war. There is also another great 
rtan, whose name indicates /^rg/ww- 
<!feVy, and yet the shallowness of his 
schemes are known all over Eu- 

Mr Waddingtop's counsel de« 

scribed him to be a middle man* If 
so, his conviflion sadly reverses the 
maxim of—" Medio tutissimus.** 

A punster observe^, diat since 
the price of corn has been so rapidly 
falling, almost all the speculators 
in that article are regreiters. 

It appears, from Douglas's His» 
tory ol' America, that such was the 
fanaticism of llie first settlers of New 
England, that one of diem would 
make it a scruple of conscience to set 
his watch by a CJmrch Clock ! 

A gentleman, who heard bis 
Majesty's last speech, being asked 
by a friend " what were the par- 
ticulars ?" exclaimed, " Particulars^ 
I heard nothing but Generals." 

A fellow was lately apprehended 
in Suffolk, on a charge of stealing 
a/>/g^. ** What are you ?'' said the 
magistrate. The prisoner, with a 
gdod deal of humour, answered — 
** Pleas6 your worship^, a pig^ 

Something similar to this was the 
plea of another fellow a few years 
since, charged with stealing some 
young pigs ; as he assured the ma- 
gistrate, that he thought he had a 
right to take pig's nest » 

Curious Erratum, — A few days 
ago, a fellow was taken before a 
magistrate, charged with being a 
vagrant and an impostor. — ^*^yoa 
are accused, (said the justice) 
amongst odier things, of telling a 
set of weak, credulous people, 
whom you drew after you, — You 
are accused, I say, of telling these 
fools, that the toorld would be at an 
end, last Saturday,'* — ^" Please your 
worship (rephed the fellow) in that 
I only made a mistake of a single 
word. I oughty please your honour, 
to have said the week, — and then it 
would have been all right." 

»Mr. Wyat*s bill next year will 
remind the public of the ludicrous 
bill for church -work once given in. 
HiSf mdeed, will be brief, but the 


Feast of Wit j or, Sp$rtsmdfis Hall 


Uems very important \-—^* To mend- 
ing the House of Commons^ and mak* 
in^ a new House of Lords /** 

A plain-spoken gentleman, being 
asked his opinion as to peace, re- 
plied, that a little conciliation and 
concession might do wonders : bi>t 
that if one party was determined 
to be .^og'-matical, and the other 
ro/egorical, he saw nothing but 
worrying and scratching to the 
end of the chapter. 

In consequence of the high price 
of provisions, the singing-men of a 
-certain rich cathedral in the North, 
applied for an augmentation of sa- 
lary. The Dean and Chapter 
consented to an advance of one 
shilling per day^ to every man who 
attended^ but to stop^ the like sum 
for every omission of duty; and it 
so happened that, at the end of the 
quarter, the Dean and Chapter 
found themselves gainers by the 

The following curious Epitaph, 
written In the pupning and prag- 
matical reign of James L was in 
Hadleigh Church, Suffolk :— 

The charnel mounted on Hie w "^ 
Sets to be seen in funer 
A macron plain domestic 
In care and pains coiitinu 
Not slow, nof gay, not prodig . 
YetoeighbourJy andhospit ^ all. 

Her children seven yet livinj 
IJcr 67th year hence did c 
To re&t W body natur 
- In hd{>es to rise spiritu 

Ellen, the wife of Robert Re- 
son, late* Alderman of this town, 
Ob. Jan. 20, 1620. 

One of our Lancaiihire corres- 
pondents informs us, " that in con- 
sequence of some bones being 
found in digging the highway -in 
Over-Hulton, inclosed in a box re- 
sembling a coffin, the coroner was 
sent for from a neighbouring town, 
a jury was summoned, and four con- 
stables attended. After a very deli- 
berate enquiry, a verdict of wilful 

murder was returned, against some 

person or perscms unknown. 

These necessary forms being gone 
through, the bones were comparied 
with some that were known to have 
belonged to a human being— when 
a second investigation acquitted 
thesupposed murderers, and proved 
these suspicious remains to have 
supported nothing more than— n 

Son^e wag, it is thought, has 
lately been breaking a cruel jest 
upon the Queen of ::iardinia, by 
inserting the following advertise- 
ment in one of the London papers; 
we call it cruel, because, what 
with tlic friendship of the Emperor, 
and that of Bonaparte, who now 
holds the country, it is a. question, 
whether her Sardinian Majesty can^ 
keep a dog ! 

Wanted immediately, severti! 
real thorough- bred Pug Dogs, for 
the 'Queen of Sardinia. A veiy 
liberal price will be given. — A 
person who understands the care 
of dogs will be wanted to take them 
over 5 all his expences will be paid, 
and amply rewarded.-— Apply to 
Mr. Nathaniel Jefferys, No. %^^ 
Pall-Mall.— N.B. Puppies that are 
.well bred will not be objedtiedto. 

A Guilty Conscience needs no Ac- 
cuser.--A wealthy farmer lately re- 
turning from Lancaster market, in 
pleasing contemplation on the com- 
fortable prices of corn and potatoes, 
was alarmed at his entering Bur- 
ton, at seeing a great number of 
boys and men assembled before 
the door of Thomas Sill, Esq. liuz- 
zaing and tossing up their hatd» 
He immediately rode back to the 
toll-gate, and reported that *1he 
mob were pulling down the Jus- 
tice's house." — The gate-keeper, 
however, soon set him rights by 
informing him that Mr. SilPs son 
had' been married that morning ; 
and that Miss Parkinson, a near re- 
lation to die bride, bad ordered ale 

li to 

Feast af Wit ; or, ^lort marts Hall. 



^o the populace ad libitum \ and 
they were returning to give a shout ^ 
by way of thanks ; -r adding, that he 
niight proceed without danger, as 
they were very well corned already. 

The Quakers say, that the 
charges brought against them as 
(lie greatest sinners in the Corn- 
market is veiy unfair, as there the 
real friends form a very small mino- 
rity. If this be true, it is< ob- 
served by a wit^ that there ^ never 
was a ])lace apparently more fre- 
quented by wolves in sheeps cloath- 
ing, than a certain lane, every 
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, ' 
between the hours of eleven and 

It is not true, that a certain 
grave seft are unfriendly to the 
sciences ; on the contrary, in con- 
sequence of their dealings, a very 
accura,te model of a penny loaf, 
while bread was eighteen- pence 
the quartern, has been sent to the 
British Museum, there to be depo- 
sited among other curiosities. 

Some deeply, prying Quidnuncs 
pretend, that more is meant than 
meets the ear in the new J'rench 
invention of the BatttaU'f.oisson, or 
Fish-boat. It contains in embryo 
the project of a great improve- 
ment in their naval tadics, by 
^which their ships are to dive^ when^ 
in battle they are in danger of be- 
ing taken, and their whole army is 
to bq transported in these boats to 
invade this country in spile of our 
fleet. It must be admitted that 
. this is a very deep scheme 1 

Bar Slang, — One of the con- 
vided sheep stealers, at the War- 
wick Assizes^ when called upon 
. for his defence on his trial, gave 
the following curious one : — ^' My 
Lord, ,this is a very pretty slory' 
these here witnesses have told your 
honour about me. Th^y want to 
make you believe that it was an 
uncommon affair to find a lew 
jomts "of mutton in- my house, 
whereas they all knowen that I've. 

been in the butchering line these 
many yeai^ ; that is, my Lord, I 
buy up all the rotten sheep and 
cows. The farmers knows it, my 
Lord. Now, you must know, my 
Lord, this hefe man, (pointing to 
one of the witnesses,) this here 
fellow, is the only one that opposes 
me in that line ; — he knows, my 
Lord, if he can do me, it il be a 
a pretty penny hi his pocket. I 
dare say, my Lord, if Pm done, 
it will be a fortune to him of full fif- 
teen pounds a-y ear. So you see,Tny 
Lord, he is a pretty fellow for a 
witness. Then, my Lord, here's 
this other fellow, (pointing to ano- 
ther witness) he ow^es me a grudge, 
as you may suppose, for you must ^ 
know I'd a law suit with him, and 
cast him, so he's sore. Indee<}, 
my Lord, I only cast him, as you 
may say^ because the fa6l was, we 
was both cast ; tliat is, my Lord, 
we were laid upon our backs, for 
the lawyers got every farthing of < 
him and me too. So you see, my 
Lord, taking all these things into 
C9nsidefation, there's not much to 
be depended on what they.say**' 

A provincial paper observes, that 
at the late Quarter Sessions for the 
West Riding of York, held at J 
Skipton, one Isabella Foster, was 
ordered to be confined a inonth in 
the House of Cor region, for asking 
alms, pretending to be dumb^ 

Repartee,- — " You ride a ivar- 
horse;'' said a lawyer to one of his 
country neighbours, who was flog- 
ging his beast at an unmerciful rate, 
without quickening his pac^.— — 
*' Who told you. Sir. Counsellor, 
that he is a. .war-horse ^'^^ " Isee he 
is ; lor he will rather die than run,** 
— ''You are mistaken. Sir; (said 
the rider) I told hkn, when we set 
off, that I was in great haste to at- 
tend a law-suit^ ih whiclf 1 slvr platan 
trjf, > Would you think it .^ The' 
brute is doing all in his power to 
persuade me, that I go fast tnough 
on ^ fool* s errand r* 


( a45 ) 




Tune-^" I am a Jolly Toper." 

OF all our fond diversions^ 
A hunter's is the best, 
Iti spite of wars 'and party jars. 
That sport has stood the test. 
^ And a hunting we will go^ &c. 

^0( Nlmrodf ind of EsaH, 

What gallant feats they tell; 
On foot they foUow'd hunting, 
They lov'nj the sport so well. » 

And; &c. 

' O hadst thou brave Affeon 

But minded more thy game, 
Thou ne!er hadst paid so dearly 
For peeping at — ihat same. 

And> &e. 

Herself i)Mfftf's Goddess^ 

The pride of female race, 
Prefcrr'd to am'rous fooling, 

The pleasures of the chase. 

And, &c. 

Oriottf foolish hunter, 

Lur'd by a petticoat, 
In the mid-chase he loiter' d, 

And so his face he got* 

And, &c. 

But after this disaster, 

He's made a heav'niy sign, ^ 

'That he at least may view the sport 

He can no longer join, 

And, &c. 

And hence it is we hunters 

Ne'er break a leg or arm, 
for this our fellow sportsmen 

Prote&s us all from harm. 

And| itc. 

Had Dido not lov'd hunting, 

The am'rous Trojan hrave^ , 

Her highness ne'er hadsolac'd 
Ip Juno's friendly cave. 

And, &c. 

Euripides, had hunting 

Been lov'd but like thy books, 
The hounds had not dcvour'd thee— 

They know a sportsman's looks. 

And, &Ci 

If^ friend, you're call'd a hunting,' 
Throw all your books asiue, 

('Tis Horace thus iadvises) 

And mount your horse, attd r^de. 

' A\id, &c. 

Brisk adlion cures the vapours, 

Th' %ffea of lozy sloth. 
And music; makes us chearful. 

So hunting's good for both. 

^ And,kc. 

The spOrt of hunting, renders * 
Our days so sweet and strong j 

It makes us better relish 
Our glasses and a song. 

And, &c. 


Our laws prohibit hunting " 

To th e F le h i n n ra ce ; 
Nor is it meet, the vulgar . 

Should royal spirts debase. 

And, See. 

The British Kings are hiinters, 

And frequent in the chase ; 
They fear no more than we do, 

A weather-beaten face. ' 

And, 3c a. 

Then fill a sparkling bumper, 

I'll takcit offwiih glee. 
To all our brother-hunters, 

Of course his Majesty. 

And, kc. 





Ol ycMuler saflTron beams effulgent 


In gltttVing splendour from the eastern 

skies ! 
Offspring of light, to daring Tifan born. 
Whose band with roses strews the fragrant 


The gushing rays thar from Aurora team, 
On the l}lue Ocean's wavy miirur'd stream. 
Now tinge the distant shore with early red, 
As purpling beaits proceed frum Tithon's 
bed. . 

The little warbler from the neighboring 

In gentle notes proclaims the op'ning day ; 

His m«iiow*d sounds shall chcar the ver- 
dant mead, 

Whilst rustic Swaios attend their flocks 
to feed. 

All! happy morn, my gentle rouse inspire, 
To tune the lay, and strike the golden 

Thy rosy hours shall sweetly pass away, 
Amidst the beauties' of the ncw-bom day. 



TENTS, marquees f and^ baggage. wag- 
gons ; 
SultJiflg-houscs, beer in flaggons; 
Drums and trumpets, singing, firing; 
Girls seducing;, beaux admiring ; 
Country lasses gay and smiling, 
City lads ihefr hearts beguiling; 
Dusty roads, and horses frisky ; 
Many an Eaton boy in whisky; 
Tax'd carts /ull of farmer's daughters ; 
^ Brutes condemn'd, and man-^W ho slaught- 
ers ! — J* 
PuWic-houses,' booths, and castles } 
Beilis of fashion, serving vassals j 
Lordly Gcn'rals fiercely staving, 
Weary soldiers, sighing, swearing I 
Petit maitret always dressing — 
In rhe glass themselves caressing ; 
Pcrfum'd, painted, patch'd and blooming 
Ladies—manly airs assuming! 
Dow<igcis of fifty, simpering 
Misses, for a Iwver whimpVing — 
Husbands drill'd to household tameness ; 
Dames heart sick of w edded sameness. 
Princes setting girls a-madding — 
Wives for ever fond of gadding—* 
Princesses with lovely faces, 
j^aureou^ children of the Graces ! 

I Britain *s pride and Virtue's tteasure^ 
Fair and gracious, bey(.>nd measure ^ 
jBde de CamfSf and youthful page*— 
Prudes, and vestals of all ages! — 
Old coquets, and matrons suily. 
Sounds of distant bm4f burly I 
Mhigled vokcs uncouth singing ; 
Carts, full laden, forage bringing^ 
Sociables, and horses weary ; 
Houses warm) and dresses airy ; 
Loads of fxten'd poultry 3 pleasure 
Seiv*d (to nobles) without measure. 
Doxies, who the waggons follow ; 
Beer, for thirsty hinds to swallow ; 
Wasberwoitien, fruit-girls chearful, 
Antj knt la d I Es — ctoite and fearful 1 1 
Tradesmen, leaving shops, and Memiug 
More of <o«r than profit dteaming ; 
Martial sounds, and bi-aying asses ; 
Noise, that ev'ry iwise surpasses! 
All confusiOTi, din, and rior— 
tiotkinr c/Mi»«»aad nothing quiet. — - 



A TB(7e TALE. 

TO a farmer in Dorset, an old woman 
To purchase a bushel of torn ; 
Herself and her children, with famine qaite 
Lpok'd destitute, poor* and forlorn. 

Now seventeen shillings were all that she 
And she ofFeT*d the whole for the wh^t j 
Eighteen was the price— and the farmer be 
That a penny he never would 'bate. 

The woman wept sore, when a soldier 
came by. 
Who, learning the cause of her grief. 
Bid her be of good cheer, and leave piping 
her eye. 
For he would afford her relief. 

« Pray give him the seventeen shiHinjs," 
he said, 

►V ti And I (if the farmer be willing) 
« Before the poor creature shall go w ith> 
*• out bread, 
«« Will readily give Vother shilling.*' 

The farmer agreed, and accepted the saine^ 
<* And now," ^uoth the soldier, •< ub- 
*< serve, 
« A shilling I give, but 'tis in the King's 
' ** name, 
•' And you must his Majesty 'serve." 


P O E T R Y, 


Tbus the ranner be trltk'^^ to the joy of 
his heart. 
And render'd rhe poor Woman blest^ 
For be instantly cauc'd him to pay down 

tYa smart, 
And, iLccpihg the shilling, saidj 
** is my part, 
« And, mistress, here, you take the 
«* rest." 
»■■■■- « ■ ■ ■ " 



Atiorse— but that master and stted 
V may agree, 
I'll teU you what sort of a horse he must 

The steed that I keep most not fidget nor 

Nor tangle and twist like a fish in a net ; 
Fof a brute of this kind, whether four 

[egs'd or two. 
There's nothing but lashings and slashings 

will do; 
Vet stili more provoking, in house or in 

Js the dull, head-strong beast, mitfa no 

spirit at all ; 
And far worse than both is the animal 

Who quarrels With all that he-meets on the 

Who with guile in his heel, and a spur in 

bis head. 
Is sulky when hungry, and aaucy when 

Who waits but occasion to play yon a trick, 
Aod e'en while you <^ax him, will leer, 

bite, and kick. 

A horse and a friend I would chuse on 

one plan. 
For the horse is a being in friendship with 

man ; 
And since for nay pleasure his back I be- 
I'd prove in return his protedor and griide ; 
But to give him a claim to mv kindness 

aud care, 
Y^ni*ll allow that his qualities ought to be 

That no glaring fauit in his figure be seen. 
That hi| movements be gentle, and gentle 

fats roeio ; 
For sometimes a frolrc, and sometimes a 

«— I ride not with spurs— and I'll not use 

the whip ; 
Poor fool ! if ac work or at play he doa't 

I'll n'«r be tow hard, but compound (01 a 

Alas ! jn the soqgh road of life we aft know. 
As well the fast maweriy » tfao« that jos 

They that run against time, or luo not 

at all, 
WilKconfaundedly trip, and now and thca ^ 

fall ; 
And if they are throwa down, or faf 

chance or hard riding, 
Tbere'sa something may teach us to tea»> 

per our chiding ; 
'Tis call'd/e/2ow-/«&if , and mortals fiiH 


To man and 10 beast its grand uses can tcH| 
For, whatever their movements, or ulents^ 

or graces. 
As they travel along, they might all mend 

ibeir paces. 

But above all the Kst, there's a matter 

-^ Which if a horse wants, he's no hone 

to my mind ; 
Tho' his journjes be loi^, it is order'd by 

That the steed who hears me, will bear a 

li^ht weight. 
First, I'm one of those creatures that live 

upon air. 
Which, iho' good foithebard, for the hone 

is but spare. 
And next, I'm a Gleaner, whose picking* 

are slight, 
Tho' both trades must prove that my hone 

will go light ; 
The quality, then, which my steed nmst 

not want. 
Is that fine thins «»"»'<* patience, when 

pastures are scant* 
He must learn of his master, 00 each mea- 

grc day. 
To sktft when he cannot gcl^com, gnst, 

or hay ; 
For tho' i^<r dinner, I like a nap best, 
'Tis at all times a very great comfort to 

Some say that we can't have too much of 

what's gowl. 
And others assert that sleep's better thaa 

food ; 
And if, like the Poets, their horses shou'4 

While the fntt^t in ganets fforcustardt 

and cream ; 
The /tfjf, tho' in sttll, Jrkc the bare cliff* 

off Dorer, 
May fancy they're up te .the middle in 

With a Iritnd that can compromise thus 

with aCiirs, 
That can live as 1 live, and not gi^c hrtn- 

seli airs, 




P O E T R Y. 

Takt the smile and tlit fiown of this 

mh*'d world together, 
Its rough and its smooth^ its wind and its 

With a steed thus condition'd, an^d fit for 

the road, 
I'll do all I can still to lighten his load. 
"While I stoopM with the gleaners^ or 

walk'dwith rhe Muse, 
I wou'd not xht soft balm of a slumber re- 
fuse 2 
Kor yet the (resh herbage, that ynntonly 

By the gate or hedge side^wher^: his bridle 

I hung; 
And tbu' scant the rewards of my song and 

my care, 
JKfy faithful companion should still have 

his share ; 
And in winter's hard day, when the hedge 

ii 9II thotn, 
I'd divide for our comfort my las^ ear of 

If a man cnn be found, such a friend who 

will sell, 
J the Buyer will be, when the price he 

shall tell. 



HAIL ! gentle, gen'rous, worthy man, 
As any man I know ; 
Jf rightly I my Squire scan, 
I'll hit each traic I trow. 

llis dispositions let me trace. 
Features by Heav'n design'd ; 

Fair Candour blooms upon his face, 
An index to his mind* 

See him with courteous carriage walk, 

In cv*ry line oMife ; 
Jiist hear his bland obsequious talk, 

Unmark'd by wrath or strife. 

In life's domestic round he moves, 
With warm affedlion fraught ; 

His household cordially he loves. 
Lives as a Christian ought. 

Ko sooner than God's Holy Day 

Returns, than he prepares 
To guide his family away 

To Church, to say their pray'rs* 

Thus an example he holds forth. 
To all fair Berkshire round; 

Of morals, pieiy, and worth. 
In him each good is found* 

Whene'er he's ialPd to exercise 

His crvii fun^ion, lie, 
Where peace can be obtain'd, still tries, 

The parties to agree. 

But where the fatfl is of that kind 
That can't admit aquitment ; 

The charge being prov'd ; the law defui'd; 
The consequence-'— commitment. 

A sympathetic glow his cheek. 

Bespeaks a soul within ; 
While just, yet merciful and meek. 

He sighs ! and sighs for sin* 

Cooly considers what he says. 

With caution cv'ry code ; 
In justest scale minutely weighs 

£ach antieuC modern mode« 

So regular in every th'ing ' 

He thinks, he syeaks, be a6ts } 

RefleAion feels no pungent stipg 
From retrospeftive fads* 

By Education's classic lore. 

His soul is nobly form'd ; 
Of wordly wildum ample store^ 

His heart by kindness warm'd. 

A nfat, nice elegance his board,' 
His whole appointment shcwS| 

A fortune that can well afford 
What be on waiftt bestows. 

In each amusement, dance, or song. 
With youth or age he'll join. 

The attic sentiment prolong. 
Or gravity combine. 

Thus thro* a course of fifty years, 
The highest circles grac'd j 

Society still gladly cheers, 
By * Royally embrac'd. 


* Prinze of Wales* 




OLD Age and Youth, of drinking pray 
beware, * 
Lest you,' like me, are drawn in'o a snarci 
Of drinking once, which caused soon mjr 

On a cold bed of earth I lost my breath. 

The rest is obliterated, but it appeared 
that he vied with another in dunking at 
Christmas, and lo^t his life. 



O R, 




And every ether Diversiow intercstiog to the 


«i I « I . ■> I ifw 

Ml i trnt^"** 

- For SEPTEMBERj 1800. 




Bombay R«ccs ------ 247 

Mr. Srurt's MHfottuneaRd Deliver- 
ance -------- a^o 

Death of 01^ Verrion> Father of the 
Tarf -------- 151 

Pedigree and Performances' of Saj- 
tram - - - - - - - ibid 

Maidenhead Races - - - - ibid 

Theatricals — Point of Honour — ^ 

What a Blunder ! — The Review 253 
Action for the Recovery of tbc Price 

of an unsound Horse - - - 254 
A Cause tried i expecting the Post- 
horse Duty - - - . - - 259 
Rencontre between a Gentleman and 
a Porter - - ----- ibid 

Extraordinary Activity - - - 260 
Account of a Raw FleshTEater - ibid 
The- Sarvaige of Aveyron - - - 262 
Singular Anecdote of Gen. Lccf»urbe ibid 
An ingenious Morality on Che^s - 263 
Swan-Catching — in th-? Eastern Stile 26^^ 
Defective State of Horse-Racing in 

France - - , - - - 265 
Mints for the Improvement of Racc- 
ing in England ----,- ibid 







Archery — Woodkjen of the Forest 

of Arden - - - . - - 

Local Antipathy to the Eating of 

^ Ga^e - . - - - , " • ' 
Inscription on Famous Huntsmen 
Memorandum of Sportsmeji - - 
Face ciuufc Epistle to a Coat 
Anecdote of a BFoker's Gig - - 
Citckoo Controversy - - - - 

Charge of Sporting with Aniient 
Monuotents - - - - - - 

Pedigree and Performances of Shuttle 27a 
Remarks upon Wind-G«ns - • ^73 
Exttaardinary Escape from a Bullock 2 74 
VVunderful Produce of Honey by Bees ibid 
Spotting Intelligence - .• - - 275 
Feaj,t^ofWit 278 


The Female Running Match - - 
The Merry Mai- Entendu - \- - 
partridge Shooting - - - - . - 
"J he Reforming Disputants 
Model n ' Memorial Proclamation 
yeriified ^ 




Racing Calendar - - - 

[Embellishec] with a beautiful Engraved Frontispiece of COACH HORSES; 
, and an Etching of a FElVIALILkUNNING MATCH, by Howix.] 




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For SEPTEMBER 1800, 

Bombay Races. 

To the Editors of M^ Sporting 
Magazine, London. 


I HAVE now the pleasure to 
communicate to you the result 
of the third Bombay Races, which 
are inclosed. There is also a mis- 
, take to be corrected in the account 
ofthe Races, of last season, or second 
Bombay Races, viz. 

.In mentioning the time Silver 
Heels and King David run the 
second heat on the 1 5 th o^ JFebrtuiryy 
1799, it is jstated to be in two 
minutes thirty-five seconds, whereas 
it should be three minutes and twenty- 
five seconds, I have the honour to be, 
gentFemen, your most obedient 
servant^ J. Hawkes, 

Clerk to the Bombay- J urf'Club. 

Bombay, 24M January ^ 1800. 


December^ 1799. 

The third Bombay Races, 
wrhich have afforded finer sport 
than ever, commenced on Mon- 
day the ^th instant, when the 
colts purse of 600 rupees, was run 
for, mile-and-balf heats, weight for 
age ; the result of which was as 
follows, viz. 
Mr. Pearson's gr. cplt, Bulk- 

shee, four years old 1 1* 

Mr. Lovett's gr.'colt, D]«n 

DMva, three years and half 

pld 2 2 

4 3 

5 4. 


Mr. Shubrick's ba. colt. 
Miniature, three years and 
half old 

Mr. Humphrey's gr. colt, 
Hambletonian, four years 


Mr. Hardiag's ba. colt. 
Diamond, three yearjj and 
half ol.d 3 

Mr. White's ba. colt, Me- 
nacer, four years old dis. 

Major Belies ch. colt, Gay 
Deceiver, three years 
old * ^ dis. 

Mr. Beete's bgi. colt, Comely, 
four years old dr. 

yiu Brpughton's gr. colt, 
Chance, four years and 
half old dr. 

Mr. Smith's gr. filley, Cleo- 
patra, four years old dr. 

Diamond by much the favourite 
at starting, but was considerably 
over- weighted. Both heats wer^ 
very well contested, and very close 
running between Bulkshte and 
Dum Dimi, the last mile of the 
second heat. 

Same day. Major Hawkes's ch. 
poney. Fizgig, beat Mr. Church's 
gr. poney, Small Hopes, 20 gold 
mohurs each ; biuall Hopes much 
the favourite, and had considerably 
the advantage at starting — a very 
good race. 

Wednesday the lltli, the pyrs^ 
for ail ^ges, 800 rupees, weight for 
age, was run iox^ two iTW« hci^^fi, as 
follows, vi^ , 

K t« Mr. 



Bombay Raeei, 

Mr. Richards'sba. colt^ Legs, 
four years and half old 1 } 

Mr. Grant's ba. h. High- 
lander, Ave years old ' 4 2 
. Major Hawkes's, fwi. h. Spe- 
culator, aged 33 

Mr. Harding's ba. h. Sil- 
ver Heels, aged 2 f 

Legs won easy : very close and 
hard running between the other 
three each heat: thjB knowing ones 
were completely taken in. Silver - 
Heels beinj5 very much the favourite, 
and the bets before, starting run^ 
iringbigh in his favpur. Even belting 
he won, after the /irst heat. 

Same day, Mr. Beljers's Young 
Mogul beat Mr. Gamble's Haz- 
SEard, for 300 rupees— a close race. 

Friday IJth, the ^urse for aged 
l^orse^ only, 800 rupees, weight 
for inches, was run for, two uule 
frp^, as follows, viz. 

Mr. Harditig's ba. 

horse, Silver Heels 4 11 
Major Hawkes's gr. 

horse, King David 12 3 
'Mr. Grant's ba. h. 

Highlander 2 3 ^2 

Mr. Richards's ba. h. 

Ajax 3 4 4 

Mr. Smith's gr. h. 

Actoeon dr. 

Very fine sport and good rnn- 
ning. — King David the iavouiite at 
ftarting, and Highkmder tho next. 
Even betting be l ween them, and 
ev«n betting King David against 
the field: high odds against Silver 
Heels. King David^ won the first 
heat easy, which was tolerably^ 
^plose run by the other three: at' 
coming in^ Silver Heels appeared 
fCoropletely knocked up. The odds, 
after the first heat, were two to 9ne; 
jand, in some parts of the course, a 
guinea to ^ rupee, King Diivid 
yron. In going off for 'the second 
heat, Siiv^Heels, byisoroo means, 
ipot very considerably the start of 


I all the othei^, 4nd kept the le^ 
for nearly the first mile, . when 
Kmg David pushed up to himj and 
a most interesting race took place. 
li)r thp remainder of the heat, neck 
and neck j sometimes one a few 
hands a head, sometimes the otiaeri 
ancf a great part close a--breast— ^ 
hard running, whip and spur. King 
David. gained some advantage at 
the last turn, and it was supposed* 
•^ould have won ; but Silver Heel^ 
again beat up his ground after pass.- 
tng the distance post, and won by 
half a length. Odds changed i« 
favour of Silver Hpels. 

The third heat afforded great 
sport, and very fipe runping, be- 
tween Silver Heels and High- 
lander : a hard and close push all 
the way round ; and was won by 
Silver Heels by tvyo or three 
lengths. The knowing, ones were 
again taken in. 

, King David cfirried five pounds 
over his weight. 

Same day. Major BeS*s Gay De^ 
ceiver beat, at two heats, Mr#v 
Daniel's Seagull. 

N. B. Silver Heels getting the 
start so much for tlie second heat, 
was owing to Mr. Grant's High- 
lander, when the word to start was 
given, turning- round against 
King David ; by which they got 
entangled, and some time elapsed 
before they could get clear. 

Second Meetijjg op the 
THIRD Bombay jEIac£s. 

On Monday the 13th January, 
1800, the ladies purse of 30Q 
rupees, was run for by horses of all 
ages, never having won a plate, 
purse, or sweepstakes ; wi^ightfbr 
age and inches. Heats, one js\i)t 
and half. The result as follows, viz* 

Mr. Grant's ba. h. High- 
lancier, Ave years XkA 1 1 

Major Havvkes'sba. h» Spe- 
culator, ag^ 4 2 

Bombay Races, 


1 1 

2 2 

On Wednesday the 15th of 
January, 1800, the Gentlemen's 
purse,' or Wl>in*s plale, 130 rupees 
each, open for twelve subscribers, 
(only nine subscribed,) weight for 
age and inches ; heats, two miles, 
\vgLS run ibr by 
A Jr. Richards's ba, c. Legs, 

four years and half old 
Mr. Harding*^ ba. h. Sil- 
ver Heels, aged 
^>'ajor Hawkes*s gr. h. King 
David, aged 3 3 

Mr. Smith's Actoeon, Captain 
.^Vilsbn's M 01 rick,' and Mr. Hum- 
phries's Hambletonian, were drawn. 

Tolerable good running; Legs 
was co|i,siderabIy the favourite: odds 
in his favour before starting, four to 
one. After the first heat, ten -to 
one. Even betting between Silver 
Heels and King David, for the first 

On Friday the 17th January, 
J 800, the purse of 500 rupees, 
with a stake of (h?ee gold mohurs 
eacli, tna)cing 4S0 rupees, for the 
beaten horses of the .<eason not 
having been distanced, weight for 
age; iieats, one mile and half, was 
run for by" ' ^ 

Mr. HalJ'igr. h. Anvil, five 

* yegirs old 2 3 
Mr. Manesty's wh. h. Mus« 

• saleem, aged ' ^ S 4', 
Mr. Hardings Diamond, Capt.- 

Comyn's Doubtful, and Lieutenant 
P^iiiePs Paddy Whack, were 

Highlander by much the favou- 
rite; after the fist heat, two to one 
lie won. 

A capital race for the second 
feeat, between Highlander and 
Speculator,' who run him very hard 
all round. 






2 3 3 

3 dr. 
David the 

Major Hawkes's ba. h. 

Mr. Hall's gr. h. Anvil 
Mr. Manesty*s wh. h. 

Major Hawkes's gr. h. 

King David ' > 

A very good race, 
favourite, and three to two in his fa- 
vour at starting. The first heat was 
very closely run by Anvil and 
Mussaleem; the other twoafibrded 
good sport. 

Same day, the Sweepstakes of 
300 rupees, for galloways and po- 
nies, was run for, one two-milo 
heat, weight for inches, by 

Mr. William Crozier's ba. 

poney, B^ush I 

Mr. Church's gr. poney, 

Mr. bjiubrick-s ba. gall. 

Major Havvkes's ch. poney. 

Mr. Morley's ditto ch. gaH. 

Nem Con 

A very capital run heat, and very 
closely contested, between Brush 
and l^utty. Miniature and Fiz- 
gig the favourites at starting : high 
odds in their favour. 

What rendered .this race ex- 
traordinary was, that on former 
occasions. Fizgig beat both 
Brush and Putty easy, and was 
himself beat by Miniature, whereas 
on the present, ^kniature was beat 
hollow, and Fizgig nearly dis- 
tanced r 

* Nem Con bolted, and threw bis 





A Ball in the evening, which 
was numerously and splendidly 
attended, concluded the Sportir>g 
Seasons 1799—1800. 



Mr. Slur f 5 Misfortune and. Deliverance. 

MR. Stubt'sMisfortune and 

THE following are the parlicu- 
Jacs of the miraculous e?;cape 
of Mr. Start, of Brownsea Castle, 
near Poole, and Member of Parlia- 
ment for Bridport; who having a 
sailing cutter at Weymouth, made a 
inatch to sail against Mr. Weld, of 
L.ullwojrth Castle : — 

** In setting off, the boat of Mr. 
Start's cutter being astern, he sup- 
posed it impeded het sailing, and on 
that occasion directed a boy to ge^ 
into the boat, and convey her on 
shore. The child '(the waves run- 
ning high') refused — not only his 
boy, but all the crew declined this 
tiEisk ; on which Mr. Sturt, with a 
deal of heroism, jumped into the 
boat, which he had no sooner xlone, 
than she drifted away; and in this 
perilous situation he was committed 
to the ocean. The boat had no 
sooner quitted sight of the cutter 
tlian she upset, and he was fre- 
quently vs'ashed off, and as fre- 
quently swam to the boat: he had 
even in this hour, resolution and 
presence of mind to undress him- 
self, preparing for his fate as it grew 
near dark. When, fortunately for 
him, some transports which lay off, 
and had on board the 85th regi- 
ment, by contrary winds were put 
back J and the last ves'iel, which 
was three miles distance, saw a fel- 
low creature in (li.-;tress; and though 
three miles to windward, yet ihey 
bad the courage to make up to him, 
which was an event of Divine Pro- 
vidence, as they, by their glasses. 
could only discern him, lior did (hejr 
see hira till they were within a few 
yards. They ii\i^\^ lilted him into 
their boat, when the hfiro of this 
narration, who had, with an uncom- 
mon degree of resolution conduced 
bimself on this trying occasion, im- 
pulsed by sensibility, burst into a 
flood of tears, grasping with fer- 
vo«r his delherers. — it was n^^ 

seven o'clock when they took bifli* 
up; a few moments louger would 
have ialally closed the scene." 

Mr. Sturt some few years since, 
by his intrepidity, saved the lives of 
four sailois, who would otherwise 
have perished; they were ship- 
wrecked near his seat at Brownsea 
Castle, within a shott distance of 
Poole, and were clinging to the 
wreck* In thit perilous situation 
he offered one hundred gui* 
K E AS to any person wlu> would at- 
tempt their deliverance. The sea 
then running mountains high, and 
death appearing engulphed in every 
wave, every one declined, when he, 
with an intrepidity unparalleled, 
jumped into his boat: this encou- 
raged the rest ; they ventured, and 
by these means the lives of those 
brave men were saved. 

The singularity of this event is 
the more remarkable. He saved 
four sailors, and in his late preser\'&- 
tion he was saved also by four 
sailors from the Middleton, a trans- 
port then in the roads. 

The intrepidity of Mr. Slurt| 
and the firmness of his resolution^ 
c^annot be better exemplified, thaa 
in Fecording that in the time of bis 
greatest danger and. distress, he 
wrote with a pencil hisnameand ad- 
dress, and put it into his watc^h case, 
which he preserved by fastening it 
to histrowsers, the only covering 
he had, and which watch he was 
desirous to keep, being a present 
from his Lady- 

' He is reckoned the first Gentle- 
man swinner in England. By these 
means, and a considerable degree 
of resolution, he preserved a lite 
valuable tO' society. He was be- 
tween three and ibur hours at the 
mercy of the ocean. While Mr. 
Sturt was in this perilous situation, 
he had the presence of miiKl to 
undress himself j and pull oH* all his 
deaths : he was taken up with only 
his nankeen trowsers and stockings. 
It is but jtistice due to his liberality 


Racit^ at . Maidenhead Thicket. 


•to say^ that he most bountifully re- 
waroed his' deliverers with a dinner 
and ten guineas eacii. 

The Fathek of the Turf. 

OLD Vernon, the Father of 
the Turf, has at last reached 
his final goal. He died at I'^'ew- 
niarjcet, on Tuesday the 16th of 
beptetnber instant. Vernon was 
distinguished as a sporting man for 
WpW£lrds of fifty years, and ' de- 
parted tliis life in the 85 th year of 
fiis age. He married Lord Osso- 
ry's mother, by whom he had three 
daughters, viz. the present Lady 
Warivick, Mrs. Smith, and oue uiv- 
jcnarried. To Mr. Vernon, the 
Duke of Bedford is said to have 
been much indebted for that know- 
ledge of the sporting world which 
has enabled him to speak the lan^- 
guage of defiance to the most dex- 
trous on the turf. 

Pedigree and Perform- 
ANCE60F Saltram. 

HE was bred by Mr. Parkes, 
and foaled in 1780. Got by 
Eclipse, out of Virago, by Snap ; 
her dam by Regal us, out oi' a sis- 
ter to Black aud all fiiack, by 
Crab, out of Miss Slaiperkin, by 
True Blue, Lord Oxford's dun 
Arabian, D'Arcy, Black -legg*d 
Royal Mare. • Virago also bied 
Termagant, Bu^in, Sj^eranza, 
Maria, Annette^ Branswjck, &c. 
&c. &c. 

In 1783, at Newmarket Cra- 
ven Meeting, a Sweepstakes of 
:300gseach ii. ft. Across the Flat, 
3st. each, (3 subscriberii) was won 
hy Mr. Parker's Saltram, beating 
ISlr. Douglas's colt, by Justice, out 
of the dam of Ce^cs- 2 to 1 on 

At Epspm Spring Meeting, Sal- 

tram won the Derby Stakes of 5 Ogs 
each, h. ft. by 3 yr old colts, 8st. • 
fillies, 7st. 11 lb. The last mile, 
(34 subscribers) beating Diingan- 
non, Parlington, Gonzales, Volunr 
teer, and another coU — 5 to 2 agst 
Saltram. * 

In 1784, at Newmarket First 
Spring Meeting, Lord Boringdon's 
Saltram, beat Lord Foley's Oliver, 
8st. each, P. M. lOOgs— o to 4 oa 

hi 1785, a Sw^eepstakes of, 
200gs each, h. ft. Ab. M. (4 sub- 
scribers) was won by H. R. H. the 
Prince of Wales's Saltram, 8st. 6ib. 
beating Ld Clermont's- Cantator, 
7 St. 2lb. — Even betting. 

He was afterwards a Stallioo, 
and was sire of Ctytus, Coal Mer-r 
chant, General, Rojalist, Tear 
Coat, Peeping Tom, Sepiem, Coi* 
ner, $weeper, Whip, Oscar, St* 
Paul, &c. &c. He was afterwards 
sold into Russia. 

*4fr* For a beautiful Engraving 
of Saltram, see our Magazhie, 
Vol. XV. Page 59— being tor th« 
month of November 17^9. 

Racing * at Maioenheao 

Thick tT. . 

ON Monday, the 22d, was run 
over Maidenhead Thicket, 
the announced Sweepstakes, by 
horses of all ages and qualifications, 
the best of tin ee three^iRile li^ats* 
Rode by geptiemen. 

E. Corbet, Esq.'s c. 

m. Bona Roba, 4 

yrs old 
Mr. Spencer (or Mr. 

Burgh's) Tun- 

bridge, aged 2 

T. Smith, iisq.'s br. 

h. Milksop dr 

The above race displayed, per- 
haps, more of ti^e capiice (or ver- 

1 1 2 dr 

2 1 1 



statility) of fortnne, than any we 
ever had opportanity to report. 
Tiie weight Bona Roba had to car- 
ry, as a four-years old, being only 
tig/u Stone ten poufids, no gentleman 
could be found to ride so light; 
when Mr. Smith (who exceeded 
the weight by two stone) made the 
niost liberal and disinterested offer 
ot* paying forfeit, and drawing his 
<Mva horse, sooner than the mare 
should be excluded for want of a 
rider : this truly polite and gene- 
rous offer beiug 'acceded to, they 
started (or the first heat, and al- 
though the mare had travelled two 
hundred miles within the week, 
she beat Tunbridge the heat wiih 
ease ; , but as gentlemen riders do not 
always look far brfore them, they both 
Su:cidentally run on the wrong side 
a single post^ and it was^ according 
to the rules of the Jockey Club, 
deemed no heat. The second heat 
was run in a stiie beyond descrip- 
tion, and won by Bona Roba also, 
when the owner, or owners of 
Tunbridge, absolutely held a con- 
sultation, and had nearly concluded 
to drawy but at length declaring 
** their determination to proceed/' 
a mihtary gentleman kindly (but 
trnfifrtmotely) made an offer to ride 
the mare, upon an ill-founded sup- 
position that he rode liglutr tlian 
Mr. Smith : the sesult was truly un- 
lucky, for by some inexplicable di- 
lemma, the Bew rider lost full forty. 
yards at starting, and Tunbridge, 
running the whole three mile"? at 
score, the mare could never reco- 
ver it till the last half mile, in 
which, by "v^xy powerful exertions, 
she so exceeded Tunbridge in speed, 
that the heat was lost by a length 
only; when, in consequence of the 
mare's having no alternative but to 
carry two stone more . tlian her 
weight, for a fourth heat, she was 
drawn— immediately purchased by 
Mr. Smitli, and is now ready to 
run Tunbridge at their fixed (or 

Racing ai Maidenhead Thicket. 

any equitable) weights, from on« 
lo five hundred, so that a future 
contest may be expeded. 

The same day, the Subscription 
"Bowl, by horses that had never 
started, or had a sweat, with an in- 
tent so to do, before the 10th of 
August, in the present yeai^ carry- 
ing weight Jbr inches. The best 
of ^iree two-mile heats. 

Mr. T. F. Burgh's b, m. 

Coriander — 11 

Earl of Scarborqugh*s b. g. Q 2 

Mr. Howdellt's b. :'. Damon S 3 

Mr.Taplin'sPoftia, by Pro- 
sped — — 4" dr 

E. Corbet, Esq.'s ch. m. 

BeHona — 5 4 

T. Smitli, Esq.'s b. ni. Roso dis. 

Mv C. Burgh's b. m. Volatile dis. 

Obje6tions, previous to starting, 
hlld arisen to the qualificatious of die 
winning mare, in consequence of 
her having been at a traiiimg stable 
more tlian hve weeks \ but that the 
sport might not be retarded, or the 
unanimity destroyedl it was the 
wish of Xord Scarborough that the 
*' protest of dhqualificatim^* might he 
given up ; to which the subscribers 
immediately acceded ; and his 
Lordship, in dired opposition to the 
fashionable sporting finesse, giving 
orders to his rider *^ to run every 
inch of the ground,'* produced two 
as honest and well disputed heats as 
e\'er were run over any course in 
the kingdom. 

The FemaleRonningMatch* 

[A beautiful Etching by Howitt.] 

FOR an explanation of tliis spe- 
cies of Rural Sporty we reibr 
our readers to the first article in our 
Poetical Department for the pre^ 
sent Month, from whence the de- * 
sign of the Plate is taken. 



§ I 

V i 

\ * ■ 


\: »W J" 

Acftmnt of '^ie Point cf Hanour 

"theatricjls. . 


Accou^TT of The Point of 

THIS new. pkce^ translateid 
. from the French of Mercier^ 
\a^ Mr- C.lKembie, was performed, 
for the ^rs t time,, at the Theatre in 
the Ha>' market, on« the 15th. of 
July. The following are the prin- 
cipal Dramatis Fersmdf : — • 

'Sir Franc {an eld Major) Mr. Barrymore; 
Valcwr (ayoung Offiar) Mr. FawceT. 
-^ Durmiel ( fhe Deserter) MriC-KciUblp- 
Steinherg - -^ Mf, Suetti 

^"e^t ^""'^t " J M'ss Chapman 
. lBertha(vs\fe9fDurimd) MissJDc Camp. 

(TIte Scene lies, ht Germanyt^ at that 
tme the seat (ficar,) 

It IS a very dose bopy ^f Hie cJri- 
giiial, and aboundik ia sentiments of 
pathos and feeling. Xlii? storj is 
short and simple-— 

A young OiEcer, being ill treated 
by his Colonel, is impelled by pas< 
sion to strike his superior 1 in con- 
sequence of which "he desertd, in 
order to save his forfeited life; 
After passing soaie years in private, 
lie is at length treacherously -discb:- 
vered, and being given \ip to his 
regiment £br punish men t> in which 
his father is at tliis critical jundlyire 
a^ajor^ the ei^ecution of the death 
-vvarfant is entrasted to \h& distccucl- 
led* parent. Tiie ColonePs son de- 
Vises ja scheme by which the young 
xnan might effecl his escape^ and 
the M^or exhorts him to avail him- 
self of the opportunity ^ but he dis- 
cfains to exist at, the expence. of his 
father's honour; Here an intetesti 
Ing confKd,. of a sense ol'. honour, 
Irvith the impulse of Nature, takes | 
place. The former for the time 
t>revairs,and this circumstance gives 

. Vox,* rvi, jNo. 90. 

title to ihe piece. The young man 
is brought out for execution, and 
the father^ after a severe struggle 
with his feelings, consents to give 
the fatal order, but at the same in- 
stant suddenly throws'himseif before 
his son, in order to ^eceive the tire. 
The old man faint^s ; the Sx Idier* 
recover their arms; the destined 
vidim breaks the cords by which 
he is tied to theiiaiberts,,and flies ^ 
to th« support of his father. . Ano- 
ther officer (the Colonel's son) who 
is present, and who, without know- 
ing the close affinity of tiie parties, 
had before interested himself great- 
ly on the occasion, runs immediately 
to the Commandant j and obtains a 
pardon ibr tlie youth, who is thus 
restored to an overjoyed parent, 
and an afFeclionate wile, r«duj?ed 
to a state or frenzy pending hii 
long-suspended fate. 

The incidents of this piece, al- 
tliougli but iittie fo.ced, aic by v.o 
^ means pleasing; and the inieicst 
which might otherwise he Xoity is 
almost totally lost in the horj-or and 
disgust which is felt at tlie sjiocking . 
situations which occasionally arise 
out of the painful nature of this, 
story, Tl>e scene of the haiberts, 
to which the young man is (led up, 
with a white handkerchief ^crbss 
his eyes, in momsntary expectatioa 
dt* being relieved by death liom so 
ignominious a condition, is scarcely 
to be tolerated on an English stage; ^ 
and yet our distressed feelings con- 
tinuej for several minntes, to be 
tortured with this frightful spectacle, 
which, if exhibited at all, slKJiild he 
only for a single moment. On the 
whole, we are far from consider in<; 
the subjetl as a proper one for ouc 
drama; although we are: of opinion, 
that, with some few alterations, it 
may becoma attrai^livej aiid, of 
course, produdive to lu^i fands.of 





What a Blunder ! a new Operd. 

What a Blunder! 

•Sturdy O'Trem/ir - 

A K i^w Opera, the avowed pro- 
duflioii of Mr. Hohaan, author of 
' the f^otary of Wealth, and Abroad 
and at Home^ was performed on the 
15th of August, at the Theatre in 
lihe Haymarket. It is cal^d, IFhat 
a Blunder / The Dramatis Fersonk 
are as jbilow: 

Mr« Fawcctt. 
Mr. Johnstone* 

Count Alpbottiod' El' 1 xn n \ 
^ . '^ \ Mr. Kolman. 

faraa - \ 

Don M'gud 4f Lara " Mr. Suctr. 

Lopea . . Mr. Farley. 

■yuan - - Mr. Emery. 

Patfick - - Mr. Chip^)endale. 

Captain of ttm Bandistif Mr. Sawyer. 

• Angelina - - Miss Dc Ca^p. 

.Lewora . . . - Miss Mountain. 

yaauehna • - MissWheatly. 

ViUtta - «• Miss Menage. 

The scene is Wd at Valencia, in 
Spain ; and to sustain the charader 
6fthat "flame-loving" natibn; as 
k is termed, tJiere are two love in- 
trigues — and, with these, a jealous 
husband and a separated wife. — 
Dashingion, an English officer, by 
assisting his friend. Sir Sturdy 
O^Tremoiy to' get his enamorata out 
of a convent, gets into the prison of 
the Inquisition. He is released 
from thence by a gang of robbers, 
who have a subterraneous ca\'e, 
like that described by our old friend 
Gil Blasy and which adjoins the 
dungeon of the Grand Inquisitor. 
After a variety of hair -breadth 
escapes, the jealous husband, Al- 
p/ronso, finds that his wife is. inno- 
cent, and that the blunder which 
had occasioned his retreat from so- 
cial life, and his abandonment of 
Angelina^ originated with Dashing- 
toHy who Was inibve with her sister 
Leomraj and who mistook the latter 
lor the mistress of the mansion. He 
is reconciled of course, and the 
other parties are uniled. The cha- 
racter oi' Sir Sturdy 0' Turner, an 

Irishman, in the pkthra of hps^li^ 
but who fancies that he is dying of 
a consumption is,, we apprehend, 
a scenic novelty \ as is that of Bat 
Miguel^ who is a humane Inquisitor. 
Suett, who played this character, 
gave a blunder htyov^di what was an- 
nounced in the bills, ^in saymg, that 
he should not relinquish this invi- 
4ious officei. lest his predecessor ^ who 
was iofolUw him, should be guilty 
of greater, severities! 

*1 he piece is in general of ajom^^ 
cast, but there are several scenes of 
much pleasantry j and the dialogue^ 
on the whole, is pregnant and 
pointed. Holman, who played the 
part of Alphonsoy in consequence of 
the accident that happened to Mr. 
C. Kemble, adled with much feel- 
ing and energy, and the other parts 
were very respedlably sustained.— 
In the Music, we confess that we 
felt some abatement of our expec« 
tations; it w«as sufficiently appro* 
priate, but it had very few traits of 
originality. A Bravura song, by 
Mrs. Mountain, was very deser- 
vedly encored ; and Miss DeC amp 
had o/ie melody weU adapted to her 
voice. Miss Wheatly, who ap- 
peared on this stage for the first 
time, sung w*ith (eeltng and ex- 
pression ; but in her last song she 
pmduced some tones, which, to a 
critical ear, were by no means ac- 
ceptable.— The Music i& composed 
by Mr. Davy, of Exeter* 

The piece was given out for re- 
petition with an unanimous assent* 

The Review. 

A NEW Musical Entertainment,, 
entitled The Review^ was perfofmei 
oh the 1st instant, at the Theatre, in 
the Haymarket, and received with 
uhilbrm and unbounded applause* 
The late camp at Windsor furiiishes 
the groundwork of this little piece, 
the nature o( which is almost suffi* 
cieutiy marked by the title. 

A yoiftig 

v/w Atconnt of the Review, a Faif-cf. 


-A young officer fs in tove with a 
Quaker, who agrees to elope with 
him; they of cx>urse constitate the 
•hero and heroine of tlie plot, the in- 
terest of which arises from the ob- 
stacle thrown in their way by the 
blundering, stupidity of their respec- 
' live servants, who deliver the let- 
ters of assignation to the Lady's 
guardian. This incident is, howr 
ever, so artfully managed, as even- 
tQaiJy to facilitate the very purpose 
to which it is apparently a bar ; and 
thus the^demuement is completely 
hid,. until the moment when it takes 
place. There is also a subordinate 
pair of lovers in the persons of a 
soldier and his mistress, who fol 
lows him to the camp in male at<- 
tire. .Th6se characters are all ne 
cessarily connected with the sub- 
ject; and the story is precisely what 
the name of a camp suggests. The 
fabk may, therefore, be considered 
as skilfully condu6ted, and all the 
unities well presei'ved; but these 
constitute a very inconsiderable part 
of its excellence* A vein of sprightly 
humour pervades every scene; and 
though in a few instances it borders 
on (iw6le entendre rather indelicate, 
and in some places fio ws too broad, 
its general character is natural and 
luxuriant. The two servants con- 
stitute the principal medium of its 
conveyaiKre, the one an Irishman, 
the other an Englishman ; they are 
an admirable pairof portraib,drawn 
with all their national features and 
distinctions, richly coloured. It is 
vpon their embellishment tlie au- 
thor has most exerted his strength, 
and to them he is most indebted for 
its success^ Among the eccentri- 
cities, a parish clerk (ajack-of-all 
trades) is also introduced ; but the 
chara6ter is too familiar to the stage 
tQ excite the degree of interest lo 
winch its merit is entitled. By this 
great variety judiciously combined, 
the stage constantly presents a suc- 
cession of interesting, Uvely, and ' 

stronglyrcontrJisted scenes, except- 
one or two in the last a6l, wlucji 
want a little compression. 
' The piece has also all the ad- 
vantages of beautiful scenery and 
music. The latter, composed by 
Dr. Arnold, abounds with variety, 
and is appropriate to tlie subject. 

Almost every song was- encored 
with loud and reiterated plaudits. 
Those which fell to the lot of Airs. 
Mountain^ were marked with most 
animated approbation. Of the 
scenes every one was entitled to 
praise.. The most conspicuous, 
however, wer6 the view of Wiiid^ 
sor, and the Review, whicli closed* 
the piecei In the latter, the powers 
of mechanism were introduced in 
aid of colouring, and with the hap- 
piest effeS. The troops are seen, 
marching and counter- marching, 
forming m^ line, and going throu^ 
various evolutions with precision. 

Few pieces have ever gone off 
with more eciai\ or ,havfe been a^i- 
nounced for future representation 
with louder plaudits, 


SONG, by Fawcett, in tht CharaBtr of 
Q^oTEM,vttbentw Farctef )' 

The Review ; cr. The Wags of Windsor. 


I'm ptirish-clcrk and sexton here; 
My name is Caleb Quote m : — 
I'm painicr, gUizier, auitionoer s ' 

. . In short, I am Factotum. 
I make a watch— 1 mend the pumps ; 
For plumber's works my knvick is : 
Iphy>iG9ell — I cure the murrps; 
1 romhsronei cut — i cut the rumps 
Of little scho<r-U)y J^«'kies. 
Geogr;>phy is ruy delight ; 
B.illiuls — epitnphs 1 wiire ; 
Almanack.s I can indite; , 

Gviivei I dig, comp,>dt and tight. 
At dusk by the fire, like a go»d jolly cock, 
When my day's wurk is done, and alf 
over — 
I. tipjxlc, I smoke, and I wind up the clock, 
With my sweet Mrs. Quotem, in clover. 

With my amen, gnymen, 
Ri:m Quotem, 
F;i<5lotuui ; 
Puitv iind lend ; 

h I 2 Slump* 


Jn Account of Camb^rweU Fair. 

Stumps, mumps, 
^ Bumps, rumps, 

Wortar he thumpi ; 

JygS'ng, flogging, 

5>igny.po$r daub^ry, 

6pUt-ciow, or strawberry^ 
■ Chimery, rhimcry 

LiquQiisK, stickurishi 

Chiitlc lorab, 

Frizzle tomb. 

pun>g! a-^going! 



Stmg inditing, 

if^pitapli writing! ' 

Stccplr sound, 

Corj;« to grouad i 

Windsor ioap, 

Physic the P^^pcj 

>ionic hopj 
•■ Shit up shop ; 

Puiicli-howl crockery; 

•\yintl up ciockfiy 

^fany <^mrll anick-s make up a sum-) 
J dablijc in all — I'm mcny, *nd \^m ; 
•And 'tis hc'ghoi for CiOeb Quotcm, O \ 

Camberwell F41R. 

ON Saturday, August '23, this 
annual scene of lun, festivity, 
debaucl^er}^, plunder and riot, coni- 
raenced, and Wednesday, ^ept. 3, 
was the grand Apron Fair. 

The cracked trumpets, hurdy- 
gurdies, and screech owl grinding 
organs, formed amost solemn and de- 
ledably harmonious concert, highly 
enriched with i\\(i stop diapason 
of li:e roaring of Pidcock's ^wjld 
beastestL Bu-t our oki Bartholo- 
n^evv Fair acquaintance, Svvords, 
aurnamed Moi^th Abj.i^hty^ beat therti 
all hollow. He was Cryer |.p a 
Thespian Booth, where F i%vaficarro 

\vas enacted by the first Enail(jrs 
tirorn Doory-lanf and Omvion-garden* s 
original Booths. — Mouth Almighty 
had lijce to have ruined all the other, 
lioufes; H's bellowing was so har- 
inoi-jiiwus, atid his trenxT.dous vortex. 
so widr, ihEit ev<LTy iud and lass of 
true ' aflpelrc Bahk and St. Giioss 
politeness ti(X.-kcd thither : . he at 
fast cliucktd half[;enny rolls down 
his throat as easy as a stork could 

swallow a gtid);«o(^. A&er«triuiDph 
of *an hour, th^ cry was, a fight^ « 
^ght^ a fight! between ^oHtj, ihe 
i;oat, and- Mulish Bil'y, All * waH 
immediately belter- skelter. Turn*- 
ble-down Dickj fried oysters, fium- 
mery, cockle-shell pie, tind vint^ar 
punch, tumbled betore the mob, to 
see this desperate, fight (lor des- 
perate it was). Behold, when the 
nymphs and swains had formed a 
ring, out came a very stately ajid . 
tali Conican Gmt^ with ibur iaige 
antlers aiKl several buds. The 
£tateline&s of ti>e anipal, his quick 
eye, and firm step, engaged their 
attention. Tii^ Welsh, irish> andj 
Cornisli lad;i ifumediaiely cried 
aloud, ^^ Five glaftses of Rjo^al ta 
ihfee }MpGi\.- Bfiwy^ h^t what be 
will. ' ' Immediately out came a £xm 
sleek Morocco j\(htic^ ytho pawed t^ 
ground, aiui turned i'puiid in con- 
tempt. The goat took an outUnuhjk 
h^ over his back, and fiK:ed biin ia 
a. twinkling. The <;ry wa$ t^n to 
three upop Botu^^ and very few 
betts for Muley, TTlie %ht began 
amidst a dreadful yell of partisans. 
MuUy reared bims^if up^ and* nuKie 
a dreadful Hudilfraaic piunge, bat 
^a«^ caught his feet upon his upper 
crooked boms, and ran one oi' his 
under sharp ones into his enemy's 
gullet. After a sharp struggle, 
Muley was thrown upou his back, 
, where he lay kicking. 

In the mean time, seme drunken 
butchers had let loose two mastifi'^ 
and a buU*do^, to pin him» (a ioud 
QX)^ unfair, unfair!) buttlie masjler 
was aware of the scheme, and bad 
placed a ladder against his booth. 
, Bon^^ the goat^ ran up the ladder 
swilter than Astley's Balance* Mas- 
.ter, and laughed at his adversaries: 
but he presently saw an cp^iortu- 
nity, when ail three v/ere ycJpiiig 
at their enemy, which they" could 
not reach, and down dashed Btmry 
headlong upon his horns, and shi- 
vered the three dogs he^ds in a mo- 

Jnaefi and Mcderu Sar/ioiomew Fair. ^57 

meiit A m% uras again xande, I Jaiktiog during th«ir -Jeisure heans 
and MjJ^y being recovered, was ii> the pjsecediiig year. They had 

famu^ to fftcie i)ina>; but seeing 
the braios of the b)ood-haund^upoh 
the goRts hprns^ he turned taii, ran 
^way, and at last brayed in a most 
Vrdeful mapAer. 

The scene was now all confusion 
and lioiy and every person boasted 
of the Corsican j^wit, Te^- tliousaud 
luiinpers of gin wtfre drank tonis 

Contrast "EETWEEX Ancient 
^ND MpDiiiiN Bartholomew 

* ^^N Bartholomew Eve, (says a 
V>/ CorrespogdejoL) the Alder- 
pien met tlie Lord Mayor at Guild- 
hall Cliapel ; and, alter prayers, 
they took. th<Jir horses anirode to 
Newgate, drank a cool tankard, 
and then lode to Cloth -faif and 
opened rt. Tliey returned to the 
Lord Mayor's iiouse tiirougL Al- 
.dersgatei [Properly speakingj, then, 
Gie Fair should have be^n opened 
on Tuesday aftenujon.] 

" On liKj Pair-day., the'Alderr 
fnen and ShedfTs dined with his 
Lordship in their scarlet gowns, 
3nd. afterwards rode to see the 
wrestling, distributing prizes ac- 
cording to merit; and then agaiq 
returned to the Mayor's house. 

•*" On the second day, his Lord- 
ship and seve'ral Aldermen again 
attended to view the tilling, the 
shooting with the cross bow, and 
throwing tjie lance at targets, in all 
which exercises tlie London young 
ITicn were very expert, and could 
at that time have challenged all 

" The third day the apron fiilr war. 
dedicated to they oung women, bonie 
of the boldest of whom ran races 
in close ja<kets. Those who v»ere 
diffident and industrious had small 
stands, where I hey sold laces and 
Bilttings of their own v\ caving an 4 

also' worked ileckerchiefs, i-uflfs, and 
frills. The company - always en- 
couraged the neatest workwoman t; 
and on this day the Lady Mayoress 
and the ladies visited the fairs, en- 
couraging and.rewarding the yomig 
vromen. it was looked upon a 
high honour to sell their work ttk 
her Ladyship.- 

*' TImj last day was for the apr 
prentices and boys, who were 10* 
dui;^ed in every kind of juvx^nile 
fun aiKl amusement until eight ia 
tiie evening, when the whole was 
stopped, and the ground cleated '*~ 

A^c^c' by tlte Edi.or. — Thus it ap*- 
pears that what was at first tsir 
tended as an- encouragement ta 
trade and industry, has degenerated 
inito a seed- plot for idleness -ai^ 
criminal indulgencies — Nothiiig 
m^vterial to coaainerce is there dis- 
posed of excepting afewtoy^:-^ 
On the other hand, excess of drink- 
ipg, and the carron «ol4 under th^ 
nau^e of sausages, Sec. tend (o ivt- 
ju! e the health of hundr^d^^; besidef, 
every coi>siderate person must knpvr 
that the lovv -priced shews in this 
great city, gives the vicious and 
designing an opportunity of inveig* 
ling ieo^le virtue and ii>experienc% 
and too many of the other seXyiway 
date their rui^i from the annuaJi 
return of the modern EarthoiomeMF 
Fair. • . r 


Somerset Assizes: ^ 

(Action broiigV.t against Barking Dogs.). * 

ON the Nisi Prius side, tli^ at- 
tention of the public and of 
the coi\rt lm(l bfen in no ordinarjj 
degrees excited, aiid was very con- 
uide.ahly graiitied by an action oT 
the Rev. Thomas ^ti•cct, of Lyu- 
copjbe, m-ar- the .city of Batht 
an;ainst G. H. Tugweil, .estj j 
Ixrnkii", v/l:o has, a hou^e in. that 
viiiagc coii'jViiolii to.iiic habitali{xa 

. V' 


Somerset and Chelmsford Assizes: 

of Mr« S. and who keeps sporting 
dogs, the- barking of which was 
aHeUged to be a serious and intoler- 
aible nuisance. Mr. Bond opened 
the case very strongly, and made a 
great impression on the whole 
court. TKe first witness called was 
a man servant of the plaintiff, a 
hale robust fellow, on whom Mr. 
'Gibbs, in his cross-examination, 
prevailed to own himself in a very 
^ 4uHng state of healthy on account of 
fbe nightly disturbance of his re- 
pose by ti}e clamour of the said 
<|ogs. The gravity produced by 
Mr. Bond's opening speech began 
now to vainfti* and the cause to 
"wear a very entertaining appear- 
ance ; three or four other witnesses 
v^ere examined on the part of the 
prosecution, and an offer of ter- 
minating the dispute by reference,, 
conformably to the wiHies of the 
Judge himself, (who thought it a 
pity that two neighbouring country 
gentlemen could not settle their 
diiferences without recurring to 
law) having been made by the de- 
fendant's counsel, and rejected by 
the plaintiff's, Mr. Gibbs arose, 
and in behalf of the defendant ad- 
dressed a speech to the jury (which 
'Was special) so replete with wit, 
liumoor, and irony, that he com- 
pletely put to flight all the serious 
impressions that remained on the 
mJAds of the auditors, and kept 
jury, counsel, witnesses, attomies, 
and hearers of all descriptions^ in- 
cluding the very plaintiff himself, 
in a roar of laughter for upwards of 
three quarters of an hour. It would 
be dimcult to do justice on paper 
to this admirable effusion ; neither, 
considering that it is hoped the 
parties will in future live peaceably 
m the same neighbourhood, would 
it be proper tg detail it. The plain- 
tiff appeared to t'lijoy, with great 
foodrhumour, the facctiousness of 
is opponent's ccunsel, and even 
received frosfr him many compli- 

ments on the apparent compJacencf 
of his own disposition. Nor was 
hh good humour ruffled, when Mr. 
G concluded, by* recommending 
Mr. Tugwell to shoot two or three 
brace of partridges on tlie approach- 
ing 1st of September, to send them 
to Mr. Street's famijy,* and by all 
means to let the first witness in the 
cause hava the hread sauce ; whosa 
constitution evidently rec^uired to 
be cherished by pai> and panada .'^— 
The learned Judge, Sir Alexandec 
Thompson, having with great clear- 
ness and impartiality summed up 
the evidence, the jury, alter a short 
deliberation, delivered a verdict; 
for the delendant; at the same 
time recommending to him, that he 
would take measures to relieve 
Mr. Street's family from the al- 
ledged miisancp, to which proposal 
Mr. Tugwell declared tliat he 
would pay the most implicit at- 
tention, as far as might be cotisistent 
with his own convenience. 


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Cheimsford Assize, 
wing v. wilson. 

THIS was an action for recover- 
ing the price of an unsound 
gelding, purchased by the plaintiff of 
defendant, and warranted sound. 

Mr. G arrow stated, that the plain- 
tiff brought this action for the reco- 
very of tne sum of fourteen guineasj, 
being the price paid for the horse in 
question, which was warranted 
sound to plaintiff, that the horse 
before he reached four miles dis- 
tance from Horncastle fair, where 
he was purchased, fell lame ; in 
consequence of which, the plaintiff 
was obliged to stof) on the road, 
and sent after defendant the follow- 
ing morning in order to return the 
horse, but defendant was gone from 
the place to which he sent the horse, 
and plaintiff was therefore neces- 
sitated to taite it home; on his w^ay 
to which place, it iell dowii and 


Post-Hoffe Duty, and kentontri. 

broke its knees. About four ^ay$ 
afterwards, plaintiff arrived home j 
he informed tiie defendant by letter, 
of the unsoundness of the horse, 
but did not state to htm the nature 
of the' accident the horse had met 
v^ith; in answer to'whicli, iie was 
requested, in a letter by defendant, 
to take tlie horse to Stirbich fair in 
the following week^ and he^ the 
defendant, would take it back and 
return the purchase money \- to 
tvhich place the horse was taken; 
but on defendant's discovering that 
the horse's knees had been broken, 
he retuiied to take it, or return 
plaintiff the purchase money. 

It being clearly established by 
the evidence on the part of the 
plaintiff,, that the horse was lame 
and unsound previous to it falling 
down, the jury without hesitation, 
found a verdict for plaintiff, for 
141 14s. 


, This was another horse action^ 
to recover the . price of a horse 
Which the defendant had warranted 
free from vice. 

The price of the horse was 40l. 
and it was clearly proved that de- 
fendant warranted him sound, 
gentle, and (^uiet, as any horse in 
fcngland. It appeared, in evidence, 
that the horse was so restive and 
unruly, that no man who had not 
been used to horses ail his life, 
could ride him. 

Verdict for plaintiff. 

■ t I ■ ■ ■ I 1 11.11 

Post- Horse Duty. 

A.CAUSE of great impor- ' 
tance to licenced post-masters, 
was tried betbre Lord Kenyon, at 
the late Maidstone assizes, between 
Mr. Scott, farmer of tlie said duties 
fot Kent and Sussex, and a licenced 
Post-master at Canterbury, to re- 
covery sundry penalties for various 
frauds, and non-entry of duty in 
his stamp-office weekly account ; 
tvhen, after a short trial; the facts 


^ being fully proved. Lord Kenypd 
expressed his great abhorrence <f 
the constant practice of frauds of; 
tbis kind, and a verdict was en- 
tered against the defendant iwr 
three penalties of fifty pounds encb^ 
wiiii full costs of suit. 

Rencontre betwesi? A Gen- 
tleman AND A Porter, 

WHICH took place a few dayt 
since, near the bottom of 
the Hay market, between Colonel 
Hanger and a porter belonging tqi 
an inn in Piccadilly ; (the three 
Kings) the cause of which was this : 
the porter was carrying on his 
« shoulder a racoon ; when suddenly 
tlie animal, either displeased witii 
his situation, or actuated by a mo« 
mentary ferocious impulse, bit the 
man's ear through, who imme- 
diately dashed his ungrateful bur- 
then on the ground. Colonel Han* 
ger, who. was a witness to the 
transaction, immediately went up, 
and asked the man, what he meant 
by thus barbarously using theanimal ?. 
1 he porter, si ill smarting from the 
effects of tl-.e racoon's teetii, and 
little inclined to enter into an ex < 
planation, answered, *' What's 
that to you; you d— d s— — 1 1" 
Hanger, enraged by the iipplica- 
tion of the epithet, thrust liie end 
of his well known baton into the pit 
^ of his adversarys' stomach : at tfiis 
moment the batlle became serious-^ 
furious at this second aggress ioi^ 
the muscular porter rushes pn the 
Colonel a la MendoTca^ who, per- 
haps, somewhat intimidated by his 
bulk and furious appcarancp, re- 
treats (facing the enemy) down 
the Haymarkct, and into l-ail-Mall, 
defendmg himself with his cudgel/ 
j and keeping his adversary U bay, 
by observing the Baint George's 
Guard; luCkiiyy just as t!»e Coloner 
had retreated nearly to llie gales of 
Carleton House (in which citadel^ 



t6o Extraordinary ASfhiiy — andRafv-Flesh Eater. 

% is.tsapposed, by the liue of bis 
fetre<U^ be iDe<int lo take reruge,) 
a party of geniiemeii came up, and 
xesctied tlie Coiouel Irom tbc lurjr 
^bis sturdy oppooem. 


IN the village of Ditdieat^ ^Mir 
miles Cbom 8 heplon- Mallet^ bo- 
inerseUbire, in the year ,1763, a 
woaian ok tbe name oK Kingsion, 
Ip^^dttUvercd of. a stout boy, with- 
out, arois or shoulders, he pos* 
aKSS|E:s, without the usual appen* 
4uge$ of acoas^ all tbe strength, 
fower, and dexterity of the ablest 
9od XBO$t regiUady-inade men^ and 
^^ieccises evary fundion ot life. He 
Heodjt^ dresseiy, and undresnes him- 
utli'p Qombs his own hair^ shaves bis 
beard with the razor in his toev^ 
-cleans his shoes, lights his fire, 
writes out bis own bills and ac* 
county and does almost every other 
4oincstic business. Being a farmer 
i^y occupation, he pertorms the 
l}sual business of the liekl, fodders 
l)is c&,ttie, makes hi^ ricks, cuts his 
])tty> catciies his horse, and saddles 
9Ud bridles him with his feet and 
tqes. He can lift ten pecks of beans 
with his tc^th ; with i)is feet throws 
a largtt sledge hammer farther than 
other men can with their arms ^ and 
he has even fought a , stout battle, 
fl^^idcomcuif victorious. In 1789, 
be married a young woman. These 
iacls are notorious in most parts of 

A Raw-Flesh Eater. 

.^ tivc of Bencbej on the if on- 
tiers of Poland, agied 21, vvas 
brought to the prison of I«iverpooI, 
'K^9, having been a soldier in thA 
French service on board the Hoche, 
captured by the squadron under the 
command of Sir J. Jc). Warren^ ofiT 

He is cNie of the. nine brothen^ 
who, with theic* iaiber, have been 
remarkable tjx ibe voraciuusoess of 
tneu: appetitfss. Tuey were ali 
placed eady ib tbe ari9y ; and ihsi 
peculiar craving ibr loud witii this 
young man btsgaj^ at tinftetffi years 
ot age. 

Ue was allowed two rajlioBs kk 
the army, afibd by bis ear oiug ox tbe 
indulgence of ms comrades^ pro- 
cured an additional supply. 

When in tbe camps if bread or 
meat were scalx^o, be mode up the 
deficiency by eating lour or iiyet 
pounds ol] gras& daily s and in oae 
year devoured 174 cais, (not their 
skins) dead or alive ; and says, he 
bad several sei'ere contlicts in the 
act of destroying them, by feeling 
tlie effects ol' their talons on his 
face and hands ;^ sometime^ he 
killed them before eatrng,~but when 
very hungry, did not wait to peft 
form this humane ofbce. 

Dogs and rats equally suffered 
from his merciless jaws; and if much 
pinched by famine, tlie entraiU o^ 
animals, indiscriminately, bccama 
his prey. The above fa^ls are at- 
tested by Picard, a. respe^'able majj^ 
who was his comrade in the same 
regiment on board the Heche,* and 
is now present; and who assures 
me> he has often seen him feed, oik 
those animals. 

When the ship, .on board of 
which he was, had surrendered aftec 
an obstinate a^tion^ finding him- 
self as usual, hungry, and nbthifig 
else in his way but a man*s leg, 
which was shot oif,lying before him, 
he attacked it greedi;y, and was 
feeding heartily,, when a sailor 
snatched it trom him, and threw it 

V Since he came to this prison, h^ 
has eaten one dead cat and about 
twenty rats. But what he d^jlights 
most in, is raw meat, h^eif or mut- 
ton, of which, tboujch plentifully 
supplied by eating thexations cif tea 


Accomt of the Raw-Flesh Eater. 


in en diaily, he cohiplains he has not 
the'sam© quanlit}, nor indulged in 
eating so much as he used to do^ 
^hen in France. 

He often devours a builock's li 
ver, raw, three pounds of candles, 
0iid a few pound%o£ raw beef, in 
one ddy, without tasting^ bread or 
vegetablbs, vVdshing it aown with 
water, it His allowance ol* bi^er is 

His subsistence at present, inde- 
pendent of his own rations, arises 
Irom the generosity of the prisoners, 
who give him a share of their ai- 
lawance. Nor is the stomach con- 
fined to meat, for when in tiie hos- 
pital, where some of the patients 
refused to take their medicines, Do- 
merytiad no objedlion to perform this 
for them*, and his stomach never re- 
jected any thing, as he never vomits, 
whatever be the contents, or how- 
ever large. 

Wishing fairly to try how much 
he actuaJly could eat in one day j 
on the 7th of September 1799, at , 
four o'clock' in die morning, he j 
Breakfasted on four pounds of raw 
cow's udder J at half past nine, in 
presenc^ of Dr. Johnson, Coaimis- 
sionef of sick and wounded searjien, 
Admiral Child and his sOn, Mr. 
Forster. agent for the prisoners, and 
several respedable gentlemen, he 
exhibited his powers as follows; — 
there was set before l^m five pouiids 
of raw beef, and twelve tallow 
candli^ of lib. weight, and one 
bottle, of porter; these he finished 
by half past ten o'clock. A t one 
o'dock there was again put before 
him five pounds ot beef alid one 
pound of candles, with three bot- 
tles of porter ; at which time he 
was locked up in the room^ and sen- 
tries placed at the windows to pte- 
vfint his throwing away any oi his 

trovisuuM At two o clockj. when 
again saw him, with two fiiends, 
be had nearly finished the whole of 
tiie candies and a gieat pg^rtof the 
Vol, XVII. No. 95, ^ 

beef, but had neither evacuated by 
vomiting, stool, or urine ; his sHiin 
was cool, and pulse regular, and hi 
good spirits.' At a quarter past six, 
when he was to be returned to his 
prison, he had devoured the whole, 
and declared he could have /Cat 
more; but from the prhoners with- 
out telling him we wished to make 
some experiment on hira, he began 
to be alarmed. It is also to be ob- 
served, that the day was hot,, and 
not having his usual exercise in the 
yard, it may be presumed, he would 
have otherwise had a better appe- 
tite. On recapitulating the whole 
consumption of this day, jl stands 
thus : 

Raw cow'^ udder 4lb, 
Jlawbeef - lO • 

Candle' - - 2 . 

Total - 16lb. besides 
five bottles of porter. 

The eagerness with \Vhlch he at- 
tacks his beef when his stomach, is 
not gorged, resembles tlie voracity 
of a hungry wolf, tearing off and. 
swallowing pieces with canine gree- 
diness. Whep his. throat is dry 
from contmued exercise, he lubri: 
cates it by stripping the grease oflf 
the candle between his teeth, which 
he generally finishes at three mouth- 
fulls, and wrapping the wick like a 
haiiy string and all, sends it after at 
a swallow. He can, when no 
choice is le(l, make shilt to dine on 
immense quantities of potatoes', 
or turnips ; but from choice, would 
never desire to taste bread or ve- 
getables. _ . 

He is in every ^espe^St healthy, his 
tpngue clean, and his eyes lively. 

Aft^r he went to the prison, he 
danced, smoaked his pipe, anddrank 
a bottle of porter ; ana by four next 
morning, -he awoke vvith his Uiiual 
ravenousappetite; which hexjuieted 
by a few pounds of raw beef. 

Ho is six feet three inches higl^, 
pale comple^iicni, giey eyes, long , 

M m brown 

262 The Savage of Aveyron. — Singular Anecdote. 

brown hair, well made, but thin, bis 
counlenauce rather pleasant, and is 


• The Savage of Aveyron. - 

SOxME months ago was mentioned 
in the public papers the finding 
of a boy in the woods of Aveyron. 
He arrived at Paris a few days ago, 
and is entrusted to the care of tiie 

, ingenious Abbe Sicard, the master 
of the Deaf and Dumb Sdiool. The 
boy i« said ne\'er to have uttered 
yet an articulate sound, nor even 
to express his most urgent wants. 
He makes a noise like a scream, 
and has some manual and physiog- 
nomical gestures ; and what is asto- 
nishing is, that' though he. spent a 
month in the hospital of St. Afi ique, 
where he was treated as a beggar 
taken up on the highway^ and no 
observations made upon so singular 
a being, yet he has not made one 
step tovyards civilization, and is ju§t 
as far removed from the manners 
and habits of social life as when he 

'%vas first discovered in the woods. 
His ibrm is good, his figure agreea- 
ble ; he is above twelve years of 

. age ; he wears a large girdle, and 
IS without shoes and stockings. He 
sits usually upon the ground, and 
sleeps upon it, and it is only 
through affedion for his keeper, 
whom he appears to love, that he 
will sometimes sit on a chair, or 
sleep in the bed. I'he food he 
prefers is raw potatoes, which he 

• devours with greediness; he is also 
v«ry ibnd of nuts ; meat is disagree- 
able to him, though he has been 

' prevailed upon to take the wing of 
a tbwl. White bread he will eat, 
bo^ brown bread he detests. He 
appears to be sometiDiesaffe6^ed at 
llie care taken oi' him, and puts out 
his hand to tliose who caress him ; 

• but nfUhing can console him for the 
loss of his aiVtienl freedoin, and his 

' first mode of living. He is always 

anxious-io run away. The greatest 
noise is made in his ears, but he 
does not appear to hear it : yet the 
slightest noise made in opening a 
door seems to awake in him his ha- 
bitual thoughts and his constant 
wishes, and he turns round as if to 
get away. He appears also to 
near the noise of nuts, when they 
are cracked near him. To all other 
sounds iie is indifferent. 

».".^- ■ ■ ■ I II H I ■! ■——I I I III— »^ 

. SiNGUiAK Anecdote. 

A^EW days before the Armis- 
tice, General Lecourbe, in 
order to effedl a reconnoiti'ing ex- 
pedition, which he deemed of tlie 
utmost importance, invited a miller 
to dine with him, and plied^ hiin 
with bumpers of wine so rapidly, 
that it soon took effecl, and the man 
took a sound sleep. In this situa-^ 
tion four confidential subaltern of- 
ficers, by order of their General, 
stripped the sleeper, attired 'him in 
an old uniform, and a laced hat, and 
carried him to an out- work som« 
distance from the advanced gi^ard 
Lecourbe, on his side, di^sissed him- 
self in the miller's cloathing, dust- 
ing himself^as much as he was able, 
so •as to be beyond the reach of dis- 
covery, and set out on .his journey. 
On liis return,' as he was on the 
point of rejoining his troops, he 
met a small party of Austrian Hus- 
sars, whom he accosted, telling 
them, that a French General was 
in the neighbourhood fast asleep, 
whom they might easily take pri- 
soner. The Hussars, eager ler 
such a prize, followed Lecourbe to 
the spot where'the miller lay asleep. 
The General led them thither 
slowly, in order to avoid suspicion ; 
but, as ^oou a!s he had shewn them 
the road, he! set off pretty rapidly. 
Having succeeded in the object 
of his reconnoitring, Lecourbe 
reached hi^ head-quarters. — The 
I surprise of the Aastrians, when tbey 


Ingenious Morality on Chess. 

26 J 

learnt from the Miller himself the 
jstffair, may, be better imagined than 

An irtgenious Morality oft Chess, 
fy Po^E Innocent. 

THIS world is nearly like a 
Chess-board, one point of 
which is white, the other black, 
because of the double state of 
life and death, grace and sin. 
The famtlie of this Chess-board 
are like the men of this world : 
they all come out of one bag, and 
are placed in different stations in 
this world, and have different ap- 
pellations. One is called King, 
another Queen, the third Rook, 
the fourth Knight, the filth Alphin^ 
the sixth Pawn. 

The condition of the game is, 
that one takes another ; and when 
the game is finished, as they all 
come out of one bag, they are put 
in the same place together. N ei • 
ther is there any diiference between 
the King and the poor Pawn ; and 
it often happens that when one 
familit is thus put to rest in its bag, 
the King lies at the bottom, just as 
the great will find themselves in 
their transit from this world to Hell. 
In this game, the King goes and 
takes in fill the circumjacent places 
in a diredl line : a sign the King 
tcikes every thing justly, and that 
he must never omit doing justice to 
all uprightly; for in whatever man- 
ner a King a6ts, it is reputed just ; 
and what pleases the Sovereign has 
the vigour of law. The Queen, 
wliom we call Fers^ goes and takes 
in an oblique line; because women, 
being an avaricious breed, (genus) 
^yhatever they take beyond their 
merit and grace, is rapine and 
injustice. The Rook is a judge, 
who peratftbulates the whole land 

in a straight linfe, and should not 
take any thing in an oblique mannet 
by bribery and corruption, nor spare 
any one. Thus they verify thd 
saying of Amos — " Ye have turtied 
judgment iuto gaUy and tfie fruit of 
righteousnfss into hemlock P^ — But the 
Knight, in taking, goes one point 
directly, and th6n takes an o|5lique 
circuit; in sign that Knights and 
Lords'of the Land may justly take 
the rents due tb them, ajid their 
just fines, from those who hav^ 
forfeited them, according to the 
exigence of ^the case. Their third 
point being obliquely, applies to 
them, so lar as they extort subsi- 
dies and unjust exactions from thoir 

'J he poor Pav/n goes dirQ6\ly 
forward, in his simplicity ; but 
whenever 4ie will take, does so 
obliquely: — ^Thus man, while he 
rests sailsiied with his poverty, 
lives in a direct line;' but wheu he 
craves temporal honours, by means 
ef lies, perjuries, favours, and adu- 
lation, he goes obliquely, till he 
reaches the superior degree of the 
chess-board of this world : then the 
Pawn changes to Fers^ and is ele- 
vated to the rank of the 'point he 
reaches^ Just like poverty promoted 
to rank, fortune, and consequential 

The Alphins are the various 
prelates of the church. Pope, Arch- 
bishop, and their subordinate Bi- 
shops, who rise to theif sees not so 
much by divine inspiration, as by 
royal power, interest, entreaties, 
and ready money. These Alphins 
move and take obliqudy three 
points; for almost every prelate's 
mind is j)erverted by l(JV^e, hatred, 
or briber)', not to- reprehend the 
guilty, or bark against the vicious, 
but rather to ab-olve them of tlicir 
sins : so that those who should 
have extirpated vice, are, in con- 
sequence «f their own covelousness, 
M m 2 beccane 

264 Account of a Chase m th^ Eastern Stilf, 

become promoters of vke, ^nd ad- 
vocates of the PevH- 

In this chess-game, the DeviJ 
•ajs " Check ly whenever he insults 
and strikes one with his dart of sin; 
and« if he that is struck cannot im- 
mediately deliver himself, the Devil, 
resuming the move, says tohinsy 
*' Maur' carrying his soul along 
'with him to prison, from vv'hich nei 
^er love nor money can deliver 
him; for from Hell there is no 
redemption. j/\nd 33 Huntsmen 
have various hounds for taking va- 
rious beasts, so the Devil ,and the 
World have different vices, vvbich 
differectly entangle mankind ; for 
^11 that AS in thi^ world, is either 
. lust of the flesh, lust of the .eyes, 
or proud living. 

^ /flr//^<f Sporting Magazine. 

Swan-Catching; and an Account 
of a Chase in the Eastekn 
Stile. ' 

TIMUR BU, otherwise called 
Tamerlajie, after his r<?turn 
from the conquest of Natoiia, or- 
dered a famous chase on the plains 
of Adlam, a tpwn of the province 
of Adiifbeitzan, n^ar the river 
Araxes, 111 which the utmost mag- 
nificence app/e^ed. jCherefeddin 
Ali, who vyas contemporary with 
Timur, and in all probability aspong 
his attendants, says^ " ihe dogs had 
poverings of sattin ein^broidered 
with gold, and the hunting leopards 
had chains of gold set vyith precious 
stones abpue th,eir necks. There 
was an infinite lii^raber oi' Grecian 
greyhounds, so esteemed for their 
swiftness, as also a Vi^ry uncommon 
^nd excellent kind pf beagles; but 
what were most remarkable, wer-e 
huge European mastiffs, as strong 
as the lions of Africa, as tejFribl^ as 
i\g^i% roused up to figju, and a^ 

i swifl as arrows. AAor i^ti^ ii^t 
the circle began to close, and the 
slaughter, which is called Camar- 
micfuy was made upon an infinite 
number of wild beasts, as lions, 
antelopes, roe-bucks, as weH of 
the mountains as of thfi plains, and 
also stags." 


Whpw winter was cpme, Ti' 
mur went to Bu^h^ra, vvWre \^ 
Qrdered several little houses to be 
built in form of a domcu fe^ the 
Lords and Ladies of his cpur^ ; and 
as there were h^^B, s^ver^ io^ 
ponds, ^1 which wf^e a vast num* 
ber of all kmds of birck, ajid parti- 
cularly swa^is, he resolved »o divert 
himself with fowling. l\e en: 
caQip^d on the hd^^ an4 the of- 
ficers built floats, ^ w^jch they 
entered these pqnds, aijd with great ' 
cries, and the noise of drums and 
' kettle-drums, scared the birds, and 
constrained them to fly ; and whjle 
they passed from one pond to ano- 
ther, the fowlers cried put to en- 
courage them, but they could not 
escape the furious assault of the 
merciless T^^a/, (a bird unknown 
in Europe) which 'is th^ strongest 
and most cunning of ajl the birds 
of prey: the drums likewise made 
them fearful, so tha^t in a short time 
they caoght them in vast number^. 
Tbes^ birds are here in so great 
plenty, that the author pf the 
Mogul Annals, called Gekvi^cha^ 
writes, that the princes Zagataj 
and Octal, sons of ttie great Geng- 
hiz Can, passed a whole winter \r\ 
this sport in this country, froBj 
whence they sent every week fiily 
camels Idden with svyans, to hf 
distributed in the general camp, 
which was without Samarcand : 
and this distribution of tiie birds j^ 
called by Tartars, ChkSi^a. 



S^a(e of Bor ^-Rasing in France y ^c.*-^4rch^. %&i 

T^EjpECTivE State of Horse- 
Racing in Faancb. 

[Trioslated for the Spouting Maqa- ' 


MR. LONTOR, a writer In 
the Journal De Paris, ob- 
serves, that at the same time the 
Government admit all possible 
magnificence in the races on the 
Champ De Mars, they should be 
careful to increase their utility. — 

' Citizen Lontor asks, whether the 
price of a carbine inlaid with gold, 
worth one hundred and fifty thou- 
sand francs, might not be better 
eVDployfed in prizes for the' bes^ 
horsCvS, instead of being awarded, 
as at present, to a carriage-driver, 
|le also observes, that the Fifty 
a^id Hundred Pound Prizes given 
(>y the English, in several parts of 
this country, have much improved 
the breed ; ivkik^ noixokhstatUing ilte 
frizes given in France are much higher ^ 

jor want of others to run against thcnty 
at the late^races near Paris^ it was 
difficult tofinil two lunses to run for /^f 
pize ! 

Tb« yi^ri^r th^n proppaes the 
jadjwssion of hft^r^^es q^ ajj couptri^ 
to r^i^ ibr Xh^ high pris&^s given h^ 
the French: t^;i;t the propri<^(^^ 
^sh^ cbu,4e whQ» .he pJ« to 
tiA^\ and that/insteadof the&aime 
of the winning jockey, the napne oi' 
thd horae and his pedigr^ «ball fee 
made publjc.^ — The&e regulations, 
he thinks, woukj* stimulate the 
owners to purehaea good horses, 
ftdpepiaHy as they might obtain au 
jndemninoation in the priaege giv«n.; 
and he further assures us^ tliat they 
would even make considerable sa- 
cnfices to obtali) a good* l^reed. 
'* 1 hey might,*' he adds, " import 
English and other st^Uibdns ; and 
then Ibe French racers |ftigi||' rival 
every Qoipj^eiiipf P' 

THE effea of ^he Rpyal Pwiwi 
and Platen has corresponded 
with their meri^iftus Qhjjifcl — th« 
increase of blood horses, in thesi^ 
countries, wKich are n^w, pedi»aps, 
not inibrvQr ia. this r^pe^ tQ »o)k 
oUhu: in the world, ^ut thi^s, m^ 
most other things, is papable «€ 
ii^provement ; ajnd the present mo - 
i^^t, wb«zx the $ubje6t has como^ 
Ulster the ey« of ai^lhority, is the 
best to briug it i^ip fi|ir disacutn 

Tbe great principle of the Sowi*- 
reig^i, in eocOuragii^j; the Tuii^ it* 
the eslablishns^i^ oi' a bre^ of 
hearses whose speed s|ial| be a^ a 
mecbom pf theur service ; but the 
Racing Calendar shews that speed- 
GoaBtiftuies the sole desideratum of 
th& Turf, and that nineteen out of 
tweaty of th^ horses cow propa-* 
gaitedfbr this purpose, are enly ca- 
pable of cariryiog a feaiber! 

To correal th^s.evil^ i^ would be^ 
hi^ghly expedient, alter a givep gg- 
riod, to conlint ail Royal and oih^ 
PMic Plates, &c. for aged horses,- 
to those which shall carry at least 
twelve stone ; by which means we 
shQ>]J4> in a few years, h^ve h/prses- 
whose use need npt, as at present, 
be conhned to the Race-qauc^i^ or 
(p the. Park. 




ON Mori^Jpiy, August 25, the 
Wopdmen of the For,est of 
Arden ha^d fbeif aniuta) Grsuicl 
Target meeting. A lief an admi- 
rable display of skiy, the Eail ift 
AyLesIord was declared Ciptain of 
Numbers andThpmas Painter, Esq. 
Lieutenant His Lordship also ob- 
t^ijQ.ed theGolc^ VI edii), as best, shot; 
aji^ the Rev. John fiiljke, Keclpr 

'<if E*<<iliin^teai ^i^ '4ver Mffi^i.- 


266 Local Antijiaihy to eating Game — ImdripionSy i£c. 

Oji Wednesday the 27 th/ the 
Silver Arrow was shot for at nine 
score yards, and the competition 
prodaced among tl>e respective 
candidates a rare exhibition of ta- 
lent. It was adjudged to the Rev. 
John Dilke.. 

On Friday the 29th, the Silver 
Bugle was shot for at ten and a half 
score yards, and won by Thomas 
l-'eatherstone, Esq. 

^Notwithstanding the unfavour«- 
able state of the' weather for the 
two first dayj;, the meeting w^as 
iMimeroii$Iy attended, and the at- 
tradtions of this old English exercise 
were considerably increased by the 
pfesence of most of the Ladies of 
beauty and fashion in the* country. 
A splendid ball was given at the 
Forest Hail on We4nesday and Fri- 
day evenings. 

The fortunate Ladies in the 
Lottery were Miss Ayre, and Miss 
Catherine Mordaunt, daughter of 
Sir John Mordaunt. The former 
drew the Gold Arrow, and the 
latter the Gold Bugle. 

I ■ > I ■!■ !■ II ^ ^ ■ » I !■ 

Local Antipathy to the 
EATING OF Game, &C. 

To theY^Dirons of /iJ^SpoRTiNc 

gentlemen, ' ' ' ' 

IF you ask a countryman in this 
part of the kingdom to dine, he 
objeds to any kind of Game which 
comes to your table, and says, in 
his provincial dialect, " Fje never eats 
hollow fp-u)l 'y^* under which term he 
inclades hares and rabbits, as well 
as wild fowl. It is in vain to en- 
quire wliehce.thls dislike proceeds ; 
ior he can tell you no more, than 
that lie 'derives it from his father. 

Cn?sar, it is vsry remarkable, 
describes the inhabitants of this 
country as having exa6tly the same 
prejudice. ' They esteemed' it (says 
he) a crime to eat hares^ poultry^ or 

geese : they kept them^ nevertheless^ far 
amusemeni. Had the generality of 
our people been descendants of the 
Britons, whom Coesar conquered,, 
there vvould have been, then, little 
difficulty in accounting for this su- 
perstition, as it might reasonably 
be supposed to be the remains of a 
Druidical inhibition, continued to 
this time. But history ^allows of no 
such solution ; for the Saxons foun4 
this island deserted by the Romans, 
and ravaged by the Pifls, in such a 
state of desolation, that, so far from 
adopting the customs of the few 
surviving natives, they gave new 
names to the rivers and mountains, 
and even to the villages and ci- 

There is, however, an abstinence 
from some of these animals, as to 
food, still more inexplicable. It is 
well known to Sportsmen, that spa- 
niels refuse to eat the bones of 
pheasants, partridges, and wild 
fowl, though they hunt them natu- 
rally : they rejed also the bones of 
the woodcock, which bird they 
must be trained to flush. 

Some of your numerous readers, 
perhaps, may be able to account 
for tliis provincial dislike to game j 
and whether this antipathy in dogs 
is diftated by instinct, or arises from 
being domesticated. 
Barnstaple, Devon^ Tour's, &c. 

jlug. 13, 1800. J. J. B. 

■ ■■ ■ ■ III I ^ 

Inscriptions on Famous 

IN the church-yard of Woot<Mi 
Wawen, in Warwickshire, is a 
head-stone thus, inscribed — , 
H. S. £. 

Jacobus Boetee, 

Gulielnao Somerviii, arm, 

Promus, et cannibus veiiaticis 


Domi forisque fidelis. 

. Igno inter venandam corrucntc 

ctlntesrinis graviter coliisis 

post trlduum deploranjdus obiit 

a8«dic Jan^i 1715, xt. 38. 

« I 

Memorandums of Sjtortsmen, i^c. 



It appears these elegant lines 
were written h,y the celebrated 
Somerville, the Poet, as a gratetul 
tribute to the memory of James 
Boeter, his careiUl and steady 
huntsman, who received his death 
in the chase, by ah inward hurt, of 
which he lingered three days. — It 
is singular, that this man's name, 
in Greek, points to his occupation 
in life, Boeter *, viz. Clamator ; and 
it is more sing uUr still, if what we 
are told is true, that the author of 
" rhe Chase " should engage a ser-' 
i^ant to succeed Boeter, in this his 
iavourite pursuit, of the name of 

In the chapel, south of the chancel 
of Wooton Wawen, the family of 
Somerville have been deposited for 
near two hundred years. On a 
marble slab is 

xi. S. £• 

Gt^Lii^LMus SoMEHviLLi, Arm. 

obiit 17* JuHi, 1742. 

Siquid in me boni compertum habeas 


Si,quid mail, totis viribus evita ; 

£t scias te quoque fragilem esse| 

et murtalem* 

Memorandums of Sports- 

/ MEN, &C. 



E pleased to rescue from obli- 
vion a name nearly obliterated, 

♦ HotCf by the Edttcr,^'-VJ c beg leave 
to observe \o our ingenious correspondent, 
that Boettr \> not Greek for Clamator^ a 
Huntspa,«n ; nor does it belong to any re- 
gular derivation from the root, or thcrae, 
i55/<y. Some pccplc, however. Mill strain 
h-ird for a pun: hence it is probable, that 
the wrircr of this supposed etymology, per- 
haps some Sporting Parson, m ght have 
the Evangelist's 4><3^« )i^Ct)vr<^ if T« 
h Sfy.a, ringing in hit ears, when-^he 
conceived the correspondcoce .between^he 
n<i(i](: 9i' rhis hunutniiii aud hU profe«>i»ion. 

by time, from a large tomb in the. 
great church-yard, Coventry. Our 
hero is mentioned with honour ia 
the 436th Spectator, by. the name 
.of Mr. Parke, of Coveiitry, Jn 
which paper is a fine description of 
tlie person and athletic accomplish- 
meuts of his friend Serjeant Miller, 
who became a Captain in the army, 
and did. notable service iaScotiai>d, 
under the Duke of Cumberland, in 
the memorable year 1745, 

Your's, &c. 

J.J. B, . 


To the memory of 


A native of this city. 

He was a man of a mild disposition, 

* A gladiator by profession, 

Who, after having fuught 350 battles 

In the principal parts of Europe, 

"Wiih honour and applause. 

At length quitted the stage, sheathed his* 


And, with Cbribtian resignation, 

Submitted lathe Grand Vidor, 

In the ijid ye^r of his a^-e, 

I Anno Salutis 1733. 

To the Editors of the Sporting 


On the 1st of August died, at 
Goodleigh, near Barnstaple, in his 
80di year, Mr. Henry Stribling, ' 
Farmer. He was one of the greatest 
Ibx-hunters in Devonshire, and had 
collected such a number of foxes • 
pads^ that they entirely covered his 
stable door and door-posts, ail of 
which he had himself cut off when 
in at the death. At his Own parti- 
cutar request, a pad was placed in 
each of his hands, when laid out in 
his coffin J and he was interred in 
the parish church of Stoke, at- 
■ tended by the huntsmen and whip- 
pers-in of tlie packs he had huntcdr 
' III-, — II ■ I .^ ,. » 


My old Friend, 

PbRMIT me to address you by 
this respectable title, although 
it be scarcely ten months since we 




toUde ; but $ueh td'day is the fragi- 
gilitj^ 64' die bbrtds which constitute 
lh« cloi^e^t fHend^hip, that 1 see no 
Reason Ibf resisting so shott a proof 
df it, particularly as of all the friends 
with whom 1 have Ibrmed a con- 
medion within that time, you are 
the only one who has remained 
fiiidi(ul to me. I must confess, 
howerer, it is a lotig tinve sirtce you 
lost that brilliant glossiness which 
distinguished you on your first ac- 
qikiiintabce; and though your zeal 
to. serve me be undiminished, your 
pi^sical powers have long since 
ceased to answer your obliging 
wishes. In this res|)e£t, alas ! you 
are the mere shadbw of* yourself. — ' 
What a variety of circunlstahces 
you bring to my memory? I may 
.well call you my dd friend. 

Notwithstanding your incontes- 
tible claim to ray gratitude, . my 
dear coaL, I am obliged to break 
off a cxinne61iOh Which 1 cbiild no 
longer cultivate, but with injury 
to mysetf. Do liot charge me with 
iilgralitude ! You have no reason. 
I shall riever forget ihe services you 
have done me m.your youth. If 
for several months 1 was favourably 
received by ii crowd of people 
cbmmeilfaut\ ifl have been invited 
to fetes by fine women dn bon genre, 
it is to you I am indebted tor these 
favours. They found me a man of 
wit, praised my talents, and pro- 
nounced me a chahnirig fellow ! — 
O ! my coat, all this was the etfefl 
of your freshness,, of yout original 
gloss. The tender looks, the sweet 
vows that 1 obtained from Chloe j 
it is to you I am obliged for them. 
— ^I shall never forget* the delight- 
ful ball at which you first essayed 
yourpoWer. Ah I hovy ihahy heads 
yOu made giddy on that night It— 
how many hearts you made sigh ! 
^ Oh, he- is a charming fellow I 
there is no wifclistandipg hirli!*' 
eitclaimed eaeh f|^r erne. ^' Whtit 

Pacetious Epistle tS a Coat. 

a shape I how'" gra<ieftiUy he dances ! 
Shoiild I snatch a Aioittent's rest!" 

" Woutd you leave me then!" 
says Eiiza to me, Vvith a langiiish- 
ing look of itteffabie sotlriess. — 
" Remettiber you are eilgajg'ed lo 
me for the nekt set 1 " adds Rosina. 
— "No, no! he promised i^el'* 
subjoins Emira. — Elvira cprfiplains 
she can nfe'ver see me : Zulme 
vows she will take no apology, but 
that I must dine widi her positively 
the nejtf day. Oh, itiy co^t, liiy 
dear coat! never, no neveT, shkll 
the liioitients of pleasure which )'oa 
have made me tast^ be erased IVoia 
my memory ! 

£ut, on the other hand, since old 
age has v^orn off your fi:eshne^s, 
has soiled and tumbled you, of how 
many utipleasant cirtumstahces 
have you not been the cause } It' 
is not your fault : Iknowit. Yoiifh 
vanishes like the spring. Nothing 
can escape the ravagies of him who 
devours even iron and stone, m, 
yes he it is, who has destroyed the 
«harm Wlnch procured you so much 
respeft and consideration : but, 
with the same zeal we caress the 
rose, h^ust we' shuii the thorn. Ah! 
my old friend, how times are 
changed I No more pressing in- 
vitations assail me ! no more fetes 1 
no more caresses ! My wit and 
talents are no more : I am no longer 
the charming fellow that I v^as.— 
Adieu, you tender Ipoks! adieUf 
you sweetly breathing wishes! 
adieu, you hajjpy sighs ! the friends 
whom you have made me, have 
ceased to know me. If, perchance, 
I meet any of them -^'' Lord 1 how 
changed you are !"' they exel^tn. 
"Have you been ill? "—A las! I 
never was better in m^ lifb; but 
for you, you my old fr fend, you lovk 
so miserable, so poor, so. worn !— 
A mong those who do not recollect 
m«, I must^ however, except my 
creiitops: as 'for them, they never 

knewxi«f'ba;ter;. It vras youj- t«wr 


Auecdole of a Broker's Gig,--rCuchoo Controversy. 2(59 

who procured me tbe credit which 
ttiejr ofl^ered me; and while your 
3^outhren?ained, I never saw tliem. 
iut- now their visits distress me-r 
absolutely incommode me. They 
are the only persons who ever 
luiQckrat my door. With what a 
critical eye they examine you! 
Whai:, anxiety in their looks! I 
d^je no longer appear with you, 
either in the public gardens, or in 
private companies. Should I offer 
jsxy hand at a ball to a fine woman, 

• pr my arm in the street, Madame 
is always engaged. Refusals every 

. where-reyery where disdain and, 

, affronts ! — I can bear them no 
longer ! — ^^I have weighed the plea- 
sures against the inponveniencies 
which ^ou have caused me, and 
find; alas ! the balance on the side 
of the latter; therefore, my old 

Jri^nd^ we must part, but without 
mutual reproaches. Do not fear^ I 
shaIl,iiot hand you over to some.vile- 

. cast clothespaan! No: I shall care- 
fully preserve you, as a monument 
to remind me of the maiirier in 
which the world disposes its re- 
spedl and its disdain* 

Tom TiiRfi^DBARE. 

Anecpote of a Broker's Gig. 

LATELY two gentlemen took 
their departure from Carlisle, 
in a gig, and proceeded towards 
Abbev-Holm. On their entering 
thai extensive parish, they found 
the rOad very bad\ and as'thfey ap- 
proached the town', it was rendered 
fartoerjtf, by an attempt (as they 
supposed) to make it better by lay- 
ing large heaps of sand in the mid- 
dle of it. In short, about half past 
mrje o'clock at night, and ^bout a 
quarter of a mile distant from the 
town, the gig was overturned ; apd 
uot only overturned^ but shivered 
to pieces ;^-and the overtiirnincr 
alld breaking were not all ; for they 
lost the iar^« -also!— Jio hi the ^dr- 
^ Vox.. XVI, No. 9$. 

fain seemed a very bad one.— 
-ike Apolloy in the burletta o^Midas, 
they found i 

« No bones broke, but sorely pcppcr'd :*' 

and they were as much at a loss as 
his godship, "what to do."- — Aftpr 
some deliberation, one of them set 
off in sea"r<ih of the horse, whilst 
the other, .gathering up the saddl^,^ 
and some part cf the harness, took 
them lippn his back, and trudged 
into the town ; vvhence (being welf- 
known) several people went out, 
to assist in the search. His corn- 
pariion arrived after ' a long time^ 
but without the horse. The others 
brought in the wheels and severat 
fragments of fhe^ig ; and,' about 
half past twelve, tlie horse marched 
up to the door of a public-hous^, 
(where the travellers were reftesB- 

ing themselves, after their misfortune 
and fetigue) trailing the harness on 
each side of him, disincumbered pf 
the body and wheels ! I he circuit - 
stances, all together, were so ludi- 
crous, that the past danger and the 
toil were soon forgotten." 

Cuckoo Controversy. 

(X^ofitinucd from page 120.) 

To the Editors 3^ the Sporting 


ATTEMPTS to correct error, 
h^ve some times tended to 
perpetuate it. Aware of W. D.'s 
suggestions, which he ought to have 
termed it, I conceived that I had 
obviated the objection, by stating 
that'I bad heard the cry of the birds, 
a characteristic so peculiar as .to 
preclude mistake, indeed my op- 
i>ortunities of examining them were 
such as to render it more probable 
that I should mistake the rook Jbr 
the daw, than that bird called (from 
what cause I know not) the goat- 
sucker, for tile cuckoo. I have met 

N n- with 

270 ^ Charge of Sporting tvith Antique MontimenfS. 

•ivith more than one person whose 
observations corroborate mine. — 
Those made by Mr. Jenner and 

■ W. D (of the correctness of which 
I do not entertain the least doubt) 
are certainly sufficiently interesting 
to tiie curious, without establishing 
a system of natural economy so con- 
trary to all analogy^ It is^ I am apt 
to believe, no easy matter for the 
cuckoo to obtain a residence^ and 
procure a sufHciency of food ; and* 
cvckoos, as well as men, must sub- 
mit to necessity. They may each 
have their foundling-hospitals ; but 
I should susped the one as readily 
as the other, of a natural propen- 
sity to abandon their offspring- The 
means and leisu/e necessary to pur- 
sue the enquiry. Gentlemen, are 
denied me, otherwise I should be 
ambitious to communicate, through 
your medium, what I nov? solicit 

./from others. But W. D. may rest 
assured, that the same disposition 
which leads me to rejed the mar- 
vellous, will secure an acknowledg-"^ 
ment of error, whenever conviction 
may demand it from * 

A Poor Northumbrian. 
Sept. 10, 180Q. 

-"- — — — "r _ 

A Charge of Sporting with 
Antique Monuments. 

To t]i€ Editors qftlte Sporting 


I KNOW not where I can better 
apply than to your liberal pub- 
lication, for the purpose of making 
my protest against what I conceive 
a very itnjust censure passed upon 
my character. Allow me, there- 
fore, without further , preface^ to 
state my case to your readers. 

Three years ago, on the deatk 
of a distant relation, I came unex- 
pectedly into possession of an estate 
jsituatecl in one of tlie most pleasing 

rural situations in this kingdom.-^. 
Having always had a fondness for 
fhe country> which, till that time, 
professional engagements would 
not suffer me to indulge, I deter- 
mined, without hesitation, to fuL 
my future residence on the spot 
which fortune had bestowed upon 
me; I therefore hastened down, 
with the purpose of making such 
alterations and improvements as 
fancy or convenience might sug- 
gest, in a place whtch had been 
more indebted to nature, than to 
the attention of its -late possessors* 
In going the round of my domains, 
I observed, in a sweet retired vale, 
within the flexure of a clear brook, 
a 'mass of unsightly ruins, over- 
grown witji weeds, offering to the 
eye nothing better than some half- 
demoiislied walls, - surrounding 
heaps of shapeless rubbish. The 
soil about it was rich, and the spot 
%vas well defended *' from cold' 
septentrion blasts,**^ by a rising hil- 
lock to the north, and a tall plan- 
- tation to the east. Anaong my 
little tastes, one of tlie strongest is 
a delight in the cultivation w rare 
and beautiful plants ; and as at the 
instant a plan of fortifications was 
suggested to uncle Toby, his bow- 
ling-green presented itself to his 
, imagination ; so, on the view of this 
sequestered place, I cried to my- 
self, in a kind of rapture — " What 
a charming situation for a botaui- 
<al garden 1" — •*' And then (I pro- 
ceeded) we shall find stones enow 
among this rubbish foran inclo- 
sure; and on th^t largest heap, 
.which overlooks the stream, I will 
build a little summer-house, and 
convert ^11 the base of it into a 
piece of rock work.'*— To make my 
story short, so much did this scljeme 
run in my head, that I did not re^t 
till it was put into execution; aud 
if. Gentlemen, you are lovers ot 
plants, I may venture to say you 
would be delimited to see the num- 


A Charge of Sporting with Antique Monuments. ji*jx 

berof Beautiful vegetables which 
I have already established here, 
and would enjoy the verdant sce- 
neiy round tlie windows of my lit- 
tle cabinet. 

But now comes tlie unpleasant 
part of the history. Soon after the 
ruins were demolished, and the edi- 
fices erected upon them, a Dr. 
Moulder, a very learned man, and 
a distinguished fellow of the Anti- 
quarian Society, v^^ho happened to 
be visiting in tiie neighbourhood, 
called one morning when 1 was 
' abroad, and desired my gardener 
. to shew him ab(0ut my grounds, 
particularly requesting to see the 
remains of the convent. <* Con- 
vent ! Sir," says the fellow, *' we 
have no such thing that I ever heard 
of; but, perhaps, your worship 
means the old walls that my master 
pulled down when he made his 
pew garden by the brook. *' Pulled 
down!" cried the Doctor; " what 
do you mean ? — but show me to 
the place."' The man took him to 
the vale, and was going to open 
the garden-door, when a flat stone 
in the wall, on which were some 
traces of letters, caught the Doc- 
tor's eye. He stopped short, lifted . 
up his hands, and broke forth into 
Exclamations which frightened the 
poor fellow, -and of which he re- 
members only the worlds " barba- 
rous! monstrous! sacrilege!" He 
then took out of his pocket a me- 
morandum-book, and began, with 
much pains, and no little ill-hu- 
mour, to transcribe the inscription, 
which unfortunately gave him ad- 
ditional trouble by being fixed in 
the wall the wrong end upwards. 
He ended by exactly measuring the 
length and breadth of the stone 
with a pocket rule. '* Well, (>ays 
he, turning to the man) I see you 
have done your work completely.. 
I suj3ppse you dug up the old build- 
ing from the foundation?" — " We 
dt4i Sir, (replied he) and a power 

of trouble we- had with it. They 
say it was a fJEunous place in the 
time of the Papishes. But^f your 
worship wants to see any mbre 
grave-stones, I can show you 
some." The Doctor acquiescing 
iivthis propo^l, he was led to the 
fragments of a few more monu- 
mental stones in different parts of 
the wall, the rude letters of which, 
where they were at all • legible, he 
faithfully copied, and then, witlioUt 
deigning to pay the least attention 
to my i?uprov€7nent9, he made the 
man an acknowledgment, and has- 
tily walked off. 

The circumstances of^ this visit, 
when related, only diverted me, 
till a few rtionths afterwards, an 
acquaintance calling upon me, — 
'^ Do you know, (says he, with a s^ 
rious face) what' an attack has been . 
mkde upon you in print?" I was 
startled; upon which betook out 
a periodical publication, renowned 
for its gravity in trifles, and shewed 
me a letter concerning the lately 
existing remains of the Monastery 
of Cistercians, in the parish of 
— — . , which I presently dis- 
covered to have been written* by' 
my testy visitant. In this letter, 
the owner of the place wa**. treated 
in the harshest ternu;, as *-' a Van-^ 
da^, a foe to reverend antiquity,^ 
a violator of the dead, and a per- 
son void of all tavte and all regard 
for literature." — *'The prc-cious re- 
lics wl^ich time and the rough hand 
of reformation had spared, were 
utterly destroyed by my ruder 
hands ; and, as far as in me lay, I 
had contributed to the overthrow 
of one of the most pleasing mi4 
useful of studies.*' 

To these charge c, Sir, I am loth 
to plead guilty ; for though I have 
not ranked in that class of men, 
whose sole business in life is the 
employment of literary leisure, yet 
neither by education nor habit am 
I a total stranger to the Muses; and 
N n 3 I trust 

I trust Ihttvcftliefirt not imcre«* 
ffible to the pleasures of knowledge, 
nor hardened against the impres- 
«ons of sentiment. I must, inoeed, 
acknowledge that I have not learn- ^ 

^ ed to value a thing merely because 
it is old and useless. Nor do my 
feelings plead with me in favour of 

, relinquishing to the bones of an- 
cient possessors the perpetual oc- • 
cupation of those seats which, when 
livingi they wisely selected on ac- 
count of their beauty or conveni- 
ence. I see not why I should not 
enjov my garden as well as the 
monks did theirs in the same spot; 
and I think it a much less crime to 
disturb the rejiose of their skeletons 
than to banish Flora and Pomona 
from a favourite residence. The 
-rights of the dead, I confess, affect 
me little in comparison witli those 
of the living; and I reckon it high 
iime for the particles of bodies three 
or four centuries defunct, to return- 
quietly to the bosom of the earth, 
and fulfil their destiny. As to the. 
share of posthumous /ame which 
may be preserved by the inscrip- 
tion of Gvalter de Thorp Friorhufvs 
Monast, I can accuse myself of a 
very small degree of injury in brii^- 
jng it to a conclusion, when so 
many elaborr.te works under the 
title of Monasticdni, Bepertories, 
Topographical Remains, Ccimii/ His- 
tories, &c. have taken such lauda- 
ble pains to secure the immortality 
of these worthies by monuments 
(tre perenniv^, 

^ The motives which inspire a re- 
verence for the remains of anti- 
quity, and plead against their de- 
molition, are various ;/but I think 
the rational ones may be reduced 
to very few. Wiiere they possess 
. intrinsic beauty or grandeur, and af» 
. ford specimensof the tasteand inge- 
nuity of former ages, they certainly 
deserve preservation'; as likewise 
where they illustrate manners and 
modes of livings concerning which 

Fedigr^Cy &c. of Shmtle, 

history is silent or obscure. Also, 
when they are associated with any 
remarkable event. But why should 
ruinous piles, without elegance or 
magnificence, be left tp cumber 
the ground? Surely the stones of 
oUr old castles and glooniy monas- 
teries, are not so sacred as not to 
be applied to the better uses, sug- 
gested by modern cohvtriience. 

John Newlovr. 

Pedigree AND Performances 
OF Shuttle. 

THIS horse was foaled in 
1793. — Got by Young 
Marsk, dam by Vauxhall. Snap, 
Gr. (Hip) by Herod, Godolphin 
Arabain, (sister to Mirza) her dam 
by Hobgoblin, Whitefoot, Leedes, 
Queen Ann, Moonah Barb Mare. 

At York Spring Meeting, In 
1793, Mr. Baker's . br. colt 
Shuttle, by Young Marsk, 8st. 
reed ft. from Sir C. Turner's grey 
colt Abram Wood, 7st I'ilb. both 
.3yrs old, two miles 300 gi, 200 ft. 

In the same meeting. Shuttle, 7st 
12lb. beat Harry Rowe, 7st* 5lb. 
both 3 yrs old, the last mile and half, 
100 gs each h^^S to 4'on Shuttle. 

At Newcastle - upon - Tyne, 
Shuttle won a Sweepstakes of 
20gs each, p. p. for 3 yrs old colts, 
6 St, 'fillies 7 St. 12lb. two miles, (5 
subscribers) beating Master Robert 
and Rollikeri — 7 to 4 on Shuttle. 

At Preston, Shuttlewon a Sweep- 
stakes of20gs each, p. p. for colts 
8st. fillies 7 St, 12lb. 6 miles (T 
' subscribers) beating Drax, And a 
colt by Weasel— 4 to 1 he won. 

In 1797, at Newcastlempon- 
Tyne, Shuttle won a Sweepstakes 
01 20 gs each, p. p; for 4 ^r old colts 
8st. 3lb. fillies 8st. — 4 miles, (5 sub* 
scribers) beatipg Mr, T Hutc)iin« 
son's bay filley iEther— 3 to 1 on 

At York August Meetii^, he- was 
purchased by oir H« 7. Vane, BM. 


Remarks upon fVind-^mSj fer. 



Iii 1798, Shuttle won tJhe Don- 
caster stakes, of lO^s each, with 
i20gs added by the Corporation of 
Doncftster — 4 miles, (10 subi^cri- 
bers) carrying 8st. 5ib. beating 
Lord A. Hamilton's bay colt by 
Spadelle, dam by* Mungo, 3 yrs 
old, 6st. 2lb. Mr. WentworthV 
Harry Rowe, 5yrsold, §8t. 5ib-^^ 
and Sdly, Lord Fitzwilliam's Fil- 
bert, 5 yr« old, 6st. ^Ib.— 5 to. 4 
against Shuttle ^ 

Shuttle afterwards broke down 
in training^, 8rc, now a stallion in 
Sir H. T. Vane^s stud, near Stpck- 
tbn,. Durham. 

■ — Pi ■ !■■■ ■ ,1 ■■ ' I w^UA^p^^^a^ — 1 1 I ^■■■ii iM ^1 M 111^—1^^ 

7b (he EpiTORS oftltje Sporting 
Ma^^azike. ^ 



BEING a ^obscriber to your 
entertaining Magazine, could 
wish to know whether any of yoUr 
Sporting Correspondents can in- 
form me whether a horse had e\'er 
been known to walk one mite in 
^vei minutes. By inserting the 
above, you; will oWige, 

Tour's, &c. 


21th/ivgusi, 1800. 


Remarks ft'/towWiNo^uNSj&c. 

IT will not be out of place here 
to add some remarks on wind- 
4guns : when the ball or-canc is full 
of liondenised air, it should not be 
exposed much to the sun, or placed 
near a lire, or handled with a hot 
hand, at least not before a ball or 
two kas been discharged, as, by 
causing an expansion of tiie air, it 
thight burst the magazine, if hilly 
charged with air, since several ac-' 
cidents have happened from im- 
prudently charging the magazine 
witb air, a thi^ not ^sity done, 

unless by a very strong man*^ Nw 
is the explosionof these instnimeatt 
dangerous, umess they are. mads 
of steel, in which case they biv«t 
AlkA a shell; but, when of copper; 
only rend ; so that unless the hand . 
is near the opening, no one can re* 
ceive injury. And as, atiall events* 
it is by no tnean$ an object desirabl© 
to make these guns perform th«ir 
utmost, \ve o\]^ght to content out** 
selves with a les^ njimber of disp 
charges than they are capable of 
producing,* a>nd by ^at means^ 
render them perfectly safe* . 

If they are used to kill small birds 
for. their plumage, with dust shot^ « 
piece of stamped hat - wadding 
should be first put down into the 
chamber, and then the shot will 
not injure the Valve by pluggiing it ' 

An enquiry into the iraprove- 
Inents which the King of Prussia* 
has made in these guns, if anjr» 
would be very desirable, and per- 
haps some pi your Correspondentg. 
may- favour us with it, as at present 
we only know of two worlcmen 
who are justly celebrated for the 
manufacture of them in London, 
viz. Mr. Bate, of the Borough, .and 
Mr. Wilkinson, of Poppin*s court, 

A^ to our gunsmith's in general, 
they are truly a motive for epiui- 
tation to this country 5 their \ybrk- 
manship cannot be^ paralleled by 
all the world united; and thqjr 
better deserve marks of distinclion, 
than any body of men whatever, 
as men vf talents. Would it. not 
therefore be just to divide the orders 

^ The King of 'Prussia is said to hare 
a regiment of iifccen huiulied ns^n us'ag 
wiDd-guiu, all inad« otxier ihe inspectiun 
of one man, Vk ho is his prisoner ; and 
that they act without any diminution 
of f«;fce, owing to something that supplits 
the space of air on discharging. The 
. Prince of W'ales, 1 am told, has one in 
hU. f^ol^ctuDD <of aK9is* 


5L74 Efcafie front a Bullock. — Produce of Honey y isc. 

of government among them, tells 
some of the ablest/ for want of 
being generally known^ should de- 
part trom the native country, 
Your^s, &c. G. C. 

Extraordinary Escape 
IPROM A Bullock. 

ONE Thomas White, a butcher 
in the city of Edinburgh, 
Tiad lately a very extraordinary 
escape : having gone in along with 
one ol his companions, to drive 
som.e bullocks out of Provost 
Stewart's park, the bullocks, after 
l>eing driven up to the gate, turned, 
while one of tiie lads was employed 
in opening the gate. White, when 
the animals turned, chased them to^ 
the foot of the park, where there 
was a bull vyell known to be v&[y 
ferocious, and which immediately 
pursued him.— He ran till he was 
sensible that he was losing breath, 
and that the' animal was gaining 
upon him :- he threw himself flat 
upon his back, when the creature 
coming up, transfixed him with one 
stroke of its born, which passed 
through the belly, close to the 
borders of the chest, the tip of the 
horn coming out through the lower 
part of the chest, so that both chest 
and belly were opened, and (he 
horn had such a hold upon the lowei: 
ribs, as to turn him over before it 
slipt its hold.— He was saved from 
a second stroke, which would have 
surely been fatal, by his dog running 
at the bull, and catching it by the 
heel, when the bull ran round the 
park, roaring ver^ furiously, the 
dog, which was ot the small shep- 
herd kind, $\\l\ keepuig its hold. 
White's companiony coming down 
at this time, carried him away upon 
his shoulders, and laid him in a jsafe 
place behind the railing of the park : 
and the bull^ after having shook off 
the dog, returned to the place 
wbete he had 1^ the man^ alter 

having gored him, snufiing ii the 
blood, and tearing up the ground 
with his hoofs. White was carried 
*on men's shoulders to the boose of 
a surgeon, who put back a part of 
the bowels which protruded at one 
of the wounds^ and cut off, as is 
reported, a part of thejomentum. — 
He was conveyed to the hospital 
where, after keeping his bfed for 
'eight or ten days, he made a per-* 
feet recovery 1 « . . 

Wonderful Produce o? 
Honey by Bees. 

T^HE year 1799 was so uij- 
. favourable to bees, that it is 
supposed three-fourths of the stocks 
in the kingdom died through want ; 
that the present year 1800 is, on 
the other hand, equally as pro- 
pitious lor the collection of honey ; 
most hives having already collected 
amazing quantities, far above what 
their winter consumption requires. 
Among other recent instances of 
this assertion, Mr. Jaines Bonner, 
bee-master, took the following 
very extraordinary quantity of 
hohey out of a bee-hive which had 
been formed in the roof of a gentle- 
man's house in the neighbourhood 
of Glasgow: — 

Fine white virgin honey 50lbs. , 
Of brov^Ti com b 46lbs . and 

L, el t for support of the bees SOfhs* 

Not one of the bees, yoiing or 
old, were killed, and though there 
appeared to be at least 50,000 of 
them, they were aU the productipn 
of one queen or mother bee. Most 
of the honey, from the observation 
of the gentleman to whom the house 
belonged was cc^ected in the latter 
end of June and tlie month of July. - 
— Caledonian Mercury, 

Thus it appears Uiat two singular^ 
and as it should seem contradictory 
facts, have l>een observed, to occur 
in natural history (owing to the late 
unusual dry wither), respecting 


Sfiort'ittg Intelligenct. 


bees and wasps. Of wiisps, al- 
most none have yet been seen. 
Bees, on the contrary, have thriven 
unusually, and made such a quan- 

tity of honey> In so sbcJrt a spa^of 
titne^ that in some instances it has 
passed aU conception. 


another race at York. Our 
private letter says, he was whipt a 
great deal. Sir Harry Vane has 
gained several matches. 

Sir Thomas Gascoigne has sold 
his colt Slap-bang, . wliicji won the 
sweepslakes at York for 600 gui- 

The match of Diamond against 
Warter, to be run at Newmarket 
in October, interests the ' gentle- 
men of the turf very deeply.—- 
Great bets are making, and it is - 
supposed as much money will de- 
pend on the issue, as when the for- 
'mer ran against Hambletonian. — 
At present, the betting is nearly 

The two favourite saddle-horses 
of Mr. Boothby were, on the Uth 
ult. sold at Tattersall's: one was 
knocked down at sixty-six, and the 
other seventy guineas. 

The King of Spain lately chose 
(in person) twenty of the finest An- 
dalusian horses as a present for , 
Boniiparte. Such is the caie taken 
of them, that they are to be three 
months in going from Madrid to 
Paris. They are to be presented 
to the Chief Consul by a Gentle- 
man Usher of the King of Spain. 

A gentleiilan of Ipswich lately 
betted fiity guineas, that he would 
walk from that place to Sudbury, 
aaid back again, a distance of forty- 
four mile?, in twelve hours, and 
lost. He then proposed to ride his 
horse the same distance, for double 
the- sum, in four hours; the bet was 

accepted, and he won vy^Ith appa- 
rent ease. 

Two gentlemen, a few days ago. 
Undertook for a supper and twenty 
guineas, to row from Westminster- 
bridge to Richmond-bridge, against 
a gentleman,' who was to walk the 
same distance. The wager wa* 
won by the latter by tliirty mi- 
nutes ; die rowers performed it in 
two hours and ten minutes. 

On the 12th of August, the silver 
cup, value 35 gujneas, given by 
the Proprietors of Ranelagh, ii^ 
honour of Ihe Prince of Wales'^s 
6irth-day, and shot for by the 
Members x)f the Volunteer Associ- 
ations, was won by Mr. Stevenson, 
of theMary-le-bonne Associa]:ioii. 
There were six shots more in the 
target this year than the last. 

A man named Aspenal, sixty-two 
years of age, has undertaken for a 
wager, to walk sixty-six miles in 
twenty- four hours. The odds are 
six to four against him, and we are 
told large sums of money are de- 
pending on the issue. 

Mr. F , the Barrister, had 

lately occasion to cane a black-kg 
at a Coffee-house near the Temple;^ 
after which, he could not but laugh 
very heartily at the professional 
propriety with which the fellow 
handed him his card! 

A private letter, of a recent 
date, from the vicinity of Mr^ 
Windliam*s estate in Noriolk says, 
— *' You will no doubt be surprised 
when I inform you, that, notvvirh- 
standing the dry weather we have 



' ^$prthg InUUigcm^. 

.gre«t d^r^ prevented by the par- 
tridges, wliipji are uncommonly 
littmerous, by taking refuge in the 
standinj^ corn> nothing but oats 
having been yet carried in this part 
of the county." 

The grouse on the Yorkshire 
Moors have been more scarce this 
year than the oldest sportsmen ever 
fepaember. Many gentlemen gave 
-up the diversion oi shooting after 
trying it for one day. 

A few fevenings since, as t%vo 
gentlemen were coming from a 
Sinner in the city, one of them 
nore fiuah both of wine and cash 
•tiian his companion, took off the 
'hat of the other, and tossed it 
over the railing of St. Paul's ; after 
which, he immediately paid the 
price of his frolic, by buying him 
a nev: one. The other finding him- 
self so amply recompfe'nced for tiie 
4oss of a shabby chapeaiiy turned 
round to his friend and said — " As 
you have acted so well in this in- 
stance, all that I have now to re- 
quest is that you will take the 
iarae liberty with my coat.*^ 

On the la'^t day of tiie Hereford 
races, there w as a boat-race on' the 
river Wve, The match was' be- 
tween a Thame'? wherry, the pro- 
» perty of a gentleman of Hereford, 
rowing with two oars, and a cutter- 
built boat with fouf oars. The 
distance was, fi-om the, Bridge to 
Belmont, and back to the place of 
starting; a space wfiich affords the 
most beautiful sh^et of still water, 
highly favourable for the purpose. 
The wherry, from her peculiar 
construction, boJre off the prize, 
^notwithstanding the Herculean la- 
bours of her opponent. The banks 
of' the river were lined with spec- 
tators, highly gratified with the no- 
velty of the scene, which was 
ipuch heightened by the fineness 
of the w^atlier, and the number of 
pleasure boats, on the occasion. 

The Oyster-^g^.'-r'A J^cnch 
Gentleman, not i^ from I^iccqdiU^^ 
has undertaken, for a wager of five 
guineas, to eat twetily^itpo dozen fi 
the largest oysters that can be pro- 
cured, and drink . two bottles of 
slierry, witliin the space of txvo 

When th« Turkish Ambassador 
and suite embarked at Yarmouth, 
his Excellency ordered on board 
five hundred cucumbers and five Iiwi'^ 
dred eggs, for himself and attend- 
ants. While on iK)ard, he made 
use of his carriage for bed-cham- 
ber, eating })arlour, and smoaking- 

• Creepers. — A society of fanatics 
has lately been formed in thi« pro- 
lific island, called creepers. -^-^^ 
have heard oi ih^ jumpers ; and 
si|ippose that i\\e first mentioned set 
ot mad-caps is not a new society; 
but a vsort of undergraduates in the 

A curious circumstance took 
phce at Christ-ichurcb, a few days 
since; Mr. Lane having hired a 
horse of Mr. JBarns, to gp to 'Ly* 
mington, Mr. Spell went to get 
the hofSe, which was then at grass, 
and, ' by mistake, took another be- 
Jonging to Mr.- Scott The ani- 
mal was, on his return, turned oi>t 
into the same pasture the next day, 
and the mistake having been dis- 
covered by Mr. Scott, he has com- 
menced an action ngainst Mr. 
Spelt/ who has offered to compro- 
mise the affair. The horses are 
very much alike, and it is expected 
that the action, if tried, wiH exhi^ 
bit to the Court some ludicrous 

In consequ^ce of tlie curious 
account given in the public prints 
of the swimming Elephant at 
Poonah, the people at Margate 
were lately surprised at the mm' 
sirous appearance of a live animal 
in the sea during bathing time. — 
The bathes ail ptoiaoanced it a 


Spdrtihg Intelligence. 


visit from the famqus Elephanta\ 
buti on discovery, it was found to 
' be the iftto^ of a lady, who keeps 
a cheesemonger's shop in the 
Borough, and, who had been takaig 
hxx first dip! 

. The youngest of the Princeaees 
of Courland,' who bdd run away 
with one of her Other's musicians, 
with a determination to marry him, 
has been apprebeaded in her flight; 
but the musician has efifected his 
escape with, all his papers, among 
which is a promise or marriage in 
full form, under the' hand of the 
Princess, and several letters which 
add to its validity. Fifty thouxsand 
crowns have been offered to him 
for the delivery of these papers ; 
but he persists in retaming them,' 
and is resolved to insist on iiie.cdm- 
plelion of the marriage, wbein the 
young princes9 «]iall come of age. 

Lately was married, Mr. Thomas 
Couch, an owner of several ballast 
. boats in Lynn, aged sevehty-Jive^ to 
Mrs. Buflfham, aged^/f-z-z^o. The 
hkoming maid had lived with him in 
the capacity of an housekeeper only 
a fortnight. 

The follow'mg curious advertise- 
ment appeared in the Hibernian 
Telegraph : 

Advantageous Proposal. 
— A gentleman advanced in years^ 
who is possessed of a considerable 
fortune, the apparent heir to which 
(a graceless nephew) has treated 
him in a manner utterly unpardon- 
able, would be glad to enter into 
the connubial state with an healthy 
fiTgttant young widow, of a repu* 
tatipn unsullied, however contracted 
her sphere in Ma may be. The 
utmost secrecy, and honour may be 
relied on, and by inclosing her 
name and address, to X. Y. Zi 
under cover, to the printer, she 
will be immediately waited on by 
the ad'^ertiser. 

A tallow-chandler of the name 
of Holland, who lives in a court in 

Vol. XVL No. 96. 

Gracechurch- street, lately cliarge'd 
his wife before the sitting Alder- 
man, with beating him, and 
threatening his life, as formerly. He 
rnade a long string of complaints 
against this uridutiful wife, but dkl 
not charge her <vifh inconstaftcy. 
She was a well-dressed good-looking 
woman, an<l could not resist making 
game of her affeHimate husband iii 
Court. The Aldermafi asked her 
if sTic hkd any children ? She said, 
no ; her husband had taken care oi 
that. Tlie officers who served the 
warrant upon this lady gave an 
account of the unruHness of her 
temper, by resisting their authority. 
She was committed to Giltspur- 
street compter, till she could find 
security tor her good behaviour, to 
her husband and others. 

Among the ingenious inventions, 
lately produced, is a speaking trum- 
pet, the moufh-pieoe of which un- 
screws, aud a pistol screw?; in, 
which, when discharged, makes a 
report equal to a nine- pounder. 
It will be used for firing signals. 

By this trumpet, says another 
writer, the Irish Members in the 
Imperial ParHament may certainly 
make themselves heard, especially 
as if is oonvertable ^t pleasure into 
a pistol. 

Two slaves, the one belonging 
to Mr. J. Moore, the other to 
Mr. Cramer, of Philadelphia, lately 
met at Powles-h<jpk Ferry, neai?* 
that city, for the purpose of de- 
ciding a-fvini^ honour ; but an Offi- 
cer of Justice havirig intimation of 
tjie affair, likewise attended on the 
ground, and took one of them. 
Citizen S^Unbo, aito custody : tire 
other escaped. 

Natural Guriosity— Lately 
Was taken out of a tarm occupied 
by John L^e, near Rivirigton Peak,, 
a bird's nest, of the linnet xSpecieSj' 
vvhich had four young ones in it, 
two of which were perfectly 


( 990 ) 



A LADY pne jBorning sat down 
by the side of picky Dickin- 
son (the grst gox'fernor of Scy-f 
borough) and asked him if^ he 
^vould marry ? The governor thinkr 
ing this ^ very unbecoming ques?. 
tion for a.lady to ask, said, '^ Why 
fdo you.asK me sUch a question ?*' 
Because^ (said tihe) J would hav^ 
vou/' — '' But (says thegoVeimor) 
I would not hs^ve ydu, because 
you are sp pauch like my cIocJl." 
••* Like your clpck^ (says the Jady) 
ip what respect am I like your 
clock r "— t" Well, says the governor; 
if you must know, it is always too 
fori^'ard ; so I think you are. 

A smart Repari€e':rrA person of 
Scarbor.ough was advising his 
jdaughter not to marry .x-In order 
that his advipe might m^ke a greater 
impre^sioiT, he tpld her th^t Baint 
Paul said, ff Thqse that married 
jdid well 5 but tlipse that did not, 
^d better.-' < Well father, says the 
ypune k^dy, let me do tcell, apd 
let others do better that can. ' 

The Eetort Courteous, rr- One 
Mr. Suckling, a country clergy- 
man, in the county of Norfolk, 
having beep insulted by a gentler 
inan who carried jt sq far as to sayi 
?^ Doctor;, ypu know your gown is 
your prpt^tion." Theother replied, 
but it shall pot be yours ;'' and imr 
medjately stripping it off, gavp his 
antagonist a severe drubbing. 

It has been said, that the late 
trials fef clericM non-residence, 
has obliged fte clergy to repair to 
tlieir Respective posL«. But if Ihis 
be the case, there are more church 
livings in Brighton and Margate, I 
^an half the kingdom besides. 

John Mnt, for setting ^r^ to, a 
jjiifn; Mary Divine, for telling 

fortuhes ; - James Dimh, for sheepr 
stealing } a^d Andrew Hang-er^' 
fpr stealing hprm, may |>e found in 
the ci^lefidars oi the several gaols of 
this kipgdpm. 

By a strange sort of tiomin^ mh^ 
patlu/, we find the following visitprs 
among the last arrivals nt the 
waterifig places: Mrs. flood, Mr. 
Rivers, Miss Drahbk, Mr, Duck* 
xvort/t, and Miss J}rake, 

The poor Marker who was 

lately struck by Captain Ep b, 

^t Iifracomb, whilst playing at 
Billiards, may, in the Theatrical 
phrase, be truly said to have re* 
peived his Cue. 

At ^n inn in a market town upon 
the great road, leading tp Holy^ 
head, where a company of comer 
dians were murdering the language 
of some of our b^pst dramatic wri- 
ter^:, an Irish gentleman sat in the 
kitchen smoakmg kis pipe, and re- 
garding with pleasure a fowl roast- 
ing fpr his supper^-^ tall meagre 
6gure stalks in, and after an earnest 
melancholy look at the fowl, he 
retired wiUi a sigh i repeating his 
visit a second time, he exclaimed, 
•f jpy Gr-r-d that fowl will never 
be done in time/'---*^ What do 
you main !*' said the Irishman, 
*•*■ th^t js for my supper, and you 
shan't tpuch a feather of it/'-r- 
" Oh," replied the other, yon mis- 
understand me, '^ I do not want the 
fowl, but I am tp pl^y Oroonoko 
this evening, and we c^annot begin 
for want of the jaclf-chain V 

A few days since, says a Paris 
paper, as a fellow was healing a 
drum^ and exhibiting the agility of 
his dancing bear, opposite the 
house of the Russian Ambassador, 
the ser\''ants inskted on his removing 


Feast of Wit I Ih-ySporisffidn's'Hd/L 


to some otlier quarter. The fellow 
obej-ed with, reluctance, observing 
that it was very hard hh. frisky 
friend should be treated with so 
much indignity, and so neaf the 
doorsof one of his own countrymen. 

It is said that the breed of Spanish 
iisses in this country is, much ob- 
structed ,by the j^abitsy of the 
Spanish Court, which sets a high 
value on that animal. This, how- 
ever, ought not to make us uneasy. 
The article is too plenty among 
ourselves to induce us U> *' covet 
our neighbours' asses,*' ' 

In former times it appears, from 
ancient records, tl^at the neigh- 
bourhood ofClerkenwelJand Cold- 
bath Fields used to be much fre- 
quented by tlie Citizens, as country 
quarters. His Excellency, Go- 
vernor AjLis takes so much pains 
in puffing off the delights and com- 
forts of his iOaHlfis tl][at it. seems as 
if he meant to tempt the pent-up 
inhabitants of the town to repair to 
the Correction House fox whole- 
some air, plea,<iant lodging, and 
luxurious entertai^iment. . This 
species of defence used by his. ex- 
cellency proves rather toa muck ! 

The jockey who lately rod,^ Sir. 
C. Banbury's colt Gig at Epsom 
races, unibrtundtely could not re- 
duce himself to the proper weight. 
Governor Aris 15 expected. to 
supply even the turf with some 
useful hints on this subject. 

Several young married people 
have made merry on the late po/i^i- 
oal union of a very old couple, viz. 
Sir John Bull, as good-natured 
an old batdielor as ever tipped a 
a pot of brown stout, and Lady 
HiBERNi^i, as spruce an old maid 
as ever tasted whiskey. Both 
parties descend fiom the most 
antient families in Europe, and the 
juatch may in every respect be 
considered as mutually advan- 
tageous. It was high time that it 

should be consummated' J 'for the 
t-ady, owing probably to her long 
celibacy, was growing very peevish 
and quarrelsome, and, from the 
fear of dying an old mixidj had 
made several attempts to (lirow 
herself intpthearms of a debauched 
and emaciated /renc/r gallant, the 
long inveterate rival of Sir JoiiN. 

Twenty dozen of gudgeons were 
lately caught near Richmond 
Bridge ; but this is not surprizing, 
when it is ^ considered thit two of 
the fishing party were La-Ofytrs* 

The enemies of BokaParte 
are not a little cheered by the in- 
formation that his bust has been 
made in Porcelain, The brittle 
texture arid exposure to numeroua 
accidents, they consider as ominous, 
A consul in crockery may be easily 
throKndotun ! 

It has formerly been thought a 
great exertion of human skill for a 
man to keep his head above water. 
The genius of the French leads 
them another way, and they con^ 
sider the bottom of the sea a? a place 
of refuge, to . which the British 
navy will never be able to follow 
them. ' 

The story of Paddy Pon- 
soNBY and the poker seems to 
have suggested a new sort of rccog^- 
nizance to the Irish Go^vemment. 
The Rev. Dennis Tappb, con- 
fined for 1(5 months on a charge 
of high ircfiL-wn, has been lately 
liberated on his xuord of honour not 
to commit any such ofience in 

A few evenings since, a gentle- 
mjln rather forward, sallied from art 
alehouse into the street to call the 
watch, when mistaking an old 
oyster woman who was sitting 
With a lanthorn, he collared h^r^ 
and dragged her into th^ house ta 
take charge of the olfending party. 
This has been not unaptly called, 
a vfry natvral mistake,' 

Oo2 Mr, Burke 

a 82 

Feast of fVit ; or^ Sportsman^ s HaJL 

Mr. Burke used to rdate the 
following story : — -When he had I 
made a speech which wa^ well re- ^ 
ceived from the hustings oi Bristol, 
?it the time of the rupture betwjeen 
this country and Ameriq^i, poor 
Cruger, who was one of the can- 
didates, was standing by his side. 
Equally averse with Burke to the 
American contest, but master df 
no other language than tlie short 
vocabulary ot the counting house, 
he cried, " I say ditto, to Mr. 
Barl^c; I &^y ditu? to Mr. Bwrke.*' 
. Anecdote, — Jolin Jegoij, many 
years gone by. Master of Bene t 
college^ Cambridge, 'yi'as a most 
serious man, and grave governor, 
yet notwitlistanding of a most fa- 
cetious dispositiorx. For instance ; 
^ while master of the college, he 
he chanced to punish all the under- 
graduates for some general oflewce, 
and th^ penalty was put upon their 
heads in the buttery ; and because 
^ he disdained to convert th^ money 
to any private use, it was expended 
in new whitening tlie hall of the 
college ; whereupon a scholar hiing 
up these verses on the screen : 

Doctor Jegoir, Benc'r college Master, 
Broke the scholars beads, and gave ttiip^ 
walls a plafier. 

But the Doctor had not any whit 
impaired the readiness of his parts 
by hiS' age ; for, perusing the pa- 
per extempore y he subscTibed, 
l^new I but the^ wag that writ tliese verse Si 

io bravery, 
1 would commend him for his wit^ but 

whip him for his knavery. 

Nem Cross Headings lately intro^ 
9ii€€d at Margate by Mr. §tmck.^— 
Yesterday, tlie K-ight Honouriibie 
the Speaker — mv^ convicted of 
l^eeping a disorderly house. . 

A ifine Turtle, weighing 150 
pounds — ^was carried before tlie 
Sitting Alderman, and comwiitted 
for furtiier examination. 

Last Tuesddy Lord Viscounty — rr 
i)\'as married— rand afterwards hung 
inchainsi pursuant tg his sentence. 

Escaped from the New Gaol« 
Terence M'Dermot — if he will 
return, he wtli be Icindly received- 
Sunday last Doctor 

preached at the Chapel Royal, 
before the Nobility — bets ran 
high^ but he performed it with ease 
in thirteen minutes. 

Wednesday, the Lady of 

Nicholas , Esq. was safely 

delivered of a son, to tlie' great 
joy, &c, — it measuped forty-t\yt> 
£eet, and is supposed to have lain 
ia th^ water a long time. 

Tuesday afternoon a mad bullock 
Fan furiously into a china shop in 
Fleet-street — ^he was mo'st ftivour- 
ably received, and kept tlie house 
w^ a roar the tmhole performance^'^ " 
Pue notice will be giveai of his 
second appearance. 

Friday a blind man fell into a 
Batif*pU — to which he wasw^onduc- 
ted by the. Master of the Cere- 

Yesterday were executed at (he 
Old Bailey — tthey all appeared in 
the Collars of their respective 

Saturday being the« last day of 
of Term — tlie villains made off; 
afler doing all the mischief they 

A Clergyman in Ireland^ being 
very anxious to obtain some good 
fish to entertain a Right Rev. 
Bishop, mentioned the circum^ 
stance to an otficcr of the Artillery 
residing near him. The officer next ' 
day caught a fine l^rge pike, which 
lie sent to the Clergyman with the 
following letter : 

" Dear Sir— I send you a j&i^ — 
God forgive me, designedly for 
. his LordsMp's belfy, into which, from 
what you told me, there will be no 
great labour in thrustii^ it%** 

Bartholomew Fair ought to be 
placed earlier" in the Summer. 
COmii^g so near tlie Winter Theatres; 
the difierence, in the new Pieces' 
h at least is hardly perceptible ! 

( 283 ) . 







AND pow tQ crowiivthc wbok with 
festal grace, 
bir Humphryi to the girlt proposed a rslce, 
And for the<lamscl ^o oiiCfun the rest, 
Nuin'd tlie fair priie, and ey'd each eager 

' breast^ 
A prize th4t Aitan's self woaI4 soon bestow, 
Enough to set their bosoms in a glow^ 
«< A chaplet. sweet (He .cried) no maid 

would niiss,- 
Aiid m»r)L, ye dainty girls! 3^ sweeter 

The grirland tho* it told Odlober near, 
In each dim flow'rei of the waiiiing year; 
Yet beamiDg thro' the c«>roflowers modest 

Aod the pale pansy of a faiotcr hue, 
The marigold's lntensrrfi»me display 'd, 
** This (cri«2 the knight) shall crown the 

vi<^or maid ! " 
G^y front the porch to meet the ruslic 

VIdvanc'd the ladies in a motley groupe; 
1 here Madam Sijumtail) p>nder*d o*er the 

Her daiigiiier trippiDgon fanrastic toe; 
And lo! her c>e>balis stern, on Juliet 

Prue stood, as in her mother earth dove* 

rail'd ! 
Now all on tip-tee, singled out by lot, 
Ap*>ear'd four lasses on the appointed spot ;. 
One, for the match perhaps too tightW 
lac'd, J ' 

As tapei'd like the To verted cone, her 

Whay struggling to be crown' d, it secnns 

H«d> «re she started, all her braces buist: 
Jyfoii; politic and wise, another maid, 
Ji\ «< azuit bed-gown" airily ai»;iyM j 

Irs flowings by a sash of pink rrpresl, 
Her bashful cheek low bent, upon her> 

breast • 
Her cheek, by which the bard woald deem 

' outdone. 
The melting peach, << its side against the 



Another, neat at evciry pretty point, 
An() supple at each lubricated joint, / 

With feature^ larger, from a cap (ound* 

^d « shining elbows" that so pUirap ' 

appear'd ; 
With lovely feet, so famous at xhc fair. 
That drew where'er she stepp'd, the rustic 

stare ; 
And anckles that so delicate and smooth. 
Won vast applause from' ev'ry buzzing 

booth. — 
The lasr, ar trading to her easy mi^n, 
'H<fr native elegance — each eye 1 ween, 
Adorning by her simple grace a gown, 
Ttiough nicely needled, plain and russet 

biown ; 
With kerchief snowy white, without a 

And light upon her head a hat of straw, 
Tied with a purple ribbon, whose bright 

O'er her young bloom a kindling luVre 

threw ; 
Where gleam'd some suiiny freckles 

sprinkled thin, 
To give new richness to her whitened skin. 
Thus o'er the thorn, amidst the veroni * 

Thin sprent at first its eaalier blossoms 

gleam ; * 
So quaintly lurk'd beneath her eye a * 

mule, ^ • 

Whence her darfc^orbs an arch effulgence 

stole ■ 
Whilst heaving, as sweet Emma's bosom 

A ringlet's golden glofr, hor kcrchcif* 
white relicv'd. 



P O E t R Y, 

Strait at the signal, started '« bed-gown 

And) as on a^ry pinion, Emma flew. 

And (bursted boddice) seein'd Co mock 
the wind 

la speedy and ** slilning elbows'' pufTd 

Hot was^thc race — Now bursted stays be- 

"With strong exertion, e'eo witb Emma 

Then " bed-gown blue/' had Emma far 

And now <* blue bed*gown*' on a sudden 
slipp'd ; 

And half recovNing, slided off. as shod 

With g^ss, and tumbled on the shaven sod ; 

"When Emma puss'd, and distancing the 

Spiling to the goal, tho vi6lor girl confest. 

The fiow'ry garland Allan wavM in air, 

With eager trani^rc seized the pantii^g 

Deep as khe blush* d, her hat of straw un- 

He with the wreath, her starting tresses 
crown* d« 

^nd hastening to confer a brghier palm, 

£feath'd o'er her lips, and stole ambrosial^ 



NICKNAMES, they say, are foolish 
A sort of sapscull jargon : 
On which each dolt the changes rings, 
A question I'll not arg' on. 

But this I know, and dare to say^ 

They oft create a pcilier : 
In which the wording points one way. 

And meaning rakes another. 

Thus Jack and Nan, at Stirbitch Fair, 

Two servants at an Inn ; 
A chambermaid and waiter rare, 
Were caught in quibblers gin. 

For John in country had been bred. 
And Ann had been the same ; 

And neither yet had troubled head, 
With things of twofold name. 

When lo ! two blades of London lore, 
W !)u chanc'd thar way ^o pass, 

%A John, when both were half seas o'er, 
To bring a looking-gbs^« 

So [ohn up to thf chamber went, 

Unconscious of his error. 
And, quick, returning, did present, 
/- Tlie smooth and polisU'd minor. 

Blockhead f says one s says t'other, dioaf 
(And Nan within ear-shot,) 
A glass ! beshrew your empty sconce ! 
We want a chamber-pot. 

Kan, bearing all, upon the win^^ 
Her way up stairs she rakes : 
' While Jack fetch 'd down tb« proper thing, 
And redificd mistakes. 

Next day» in state, came Lady Pride, 

And out of chariot bolting, 
« I'm all in such a muck," she cry'd, 

<* With so much dust and jolting." 

« Shew me a room up stairs" < • Tes^ 

" And now, d'ye hear my lass ? 
<' That 1 may see how touz'd I ain» 
« Bring me a looking-glass.'* 

« (!) yes," says Nan, brisk as a bee^ 

** J '11 do it in a crack; 
<' I'm not so great a fool," says she, 

<* As that great nunipscull Jack*" 

So to the chamber up she flew. 
Brought down the crock'ry ware^ 

And cry'd, «< Here, Ma'am, is one quite 
<< And bought just now at Fair!" 

" That !— Why I want a looking-glass !'* 
*' X know it. Ma'am," says Nan s 

•' They took in Jack, poor silly ass, 
« But take in me, who can !" 


WHEN first with dewy fingers grey- 
ey'd mom 
Moistens the earth, the early fowler springs 
From his soft couch, and bwrsts the bonds 

of sleep. 
Eager he hies to that auspicious sport. 
Quick through the rustling stubble up the* 

His pointers range iqbquisitive, with nose 
EreA, and waving tail, they seem each 

To question, by no common instind led. 
How regular they quarter ! how exadt 
Each furrow try !' at last old Sanchu turns, 
And checks his speed | then cautious 

creeping, draws; 
Now tixt he stands ; his ^iffca'd tail, his 

His foot, perchance uplifted, points the 

His distant brethren now obserire their 

Nor d;(re proceed : in different attitudes, 
And various postures, sted^st tbey rcnvaio. 

P d E T R Y, 


•jk,| ^0 at their general's call, pursuing troops 
sprfs Stop. Sylvipy with quick palpitating bieasr, 
ot And anxious step, advances j sudden 

cfi^i, Beneath his feet, the sounding covey : he, 
'2k'. With glance unerring, singles out his bird, 
\k^ And the quick Iqad arrests its rapid flight : 
It fa!ls> and fluttering bears th' ensan- 
guined j»la in; 
■ a^fr ^ptv"" ri ng rh c j6y ous dogs now creep around 
^} The bleeding gamej and with their eager 
'«b lips' 

xl.iiis ^MHibUng they turn and toss it o'er and 

*" But Sylvio, with observant eye, whore flew 
The scattcr'd covey, mark'd: and ^ow 



'is:' ' 


<^'^ OM Sancho tosses high his nose, and winds 
^•' The latent prey : lie stops ; see ! Restu, 

^^ Each dog has found his bird; it springs, 

it drops t I 

^f* Another rises, do^n it falls : slop, stop, 
i ' My friend, nor merciless the total rac* 
Extirpate, hut reflect how few the days, 
How short the space this youthful tribe 

have liv'd } 
Nor thus, unwisely, in one hour destroy* 
IThe sport of n^any a day ^ leave that ofr 

To the vile^ murd'cous, poaching crew, 

intent . 
On blood, and eager only to destroy. 
Humaner thou, thy fatal hand restrain. 
Go, mobnt old Steady, and triuqnphant 

To fond Beti'nda ; she with pleasjng smilet 
Shall greet thy ^i^ish'd return : and se^ I 

they run. 
Thy children run, to claim thei dest}n'd 

This in her little fingers pendant holds 
^he partridge, and admires its beauteous 

breast, . 

Like Progne's, *with ensanguined crim- 

sons^tain'd. ' 

That wanton boy bestrides ol|l Sancho's 

Who of his burden proud, well-pleased, 

oft licks / 

His little hand, and whimpering speaks 

|iis love. 
But new the stated hour of due repast 
Approaches ; see ! what cate» Belinda's 

What grateful viands, for her J«rd prepares. 
For she, though fail, though delicate of 

p' es not with high-bred modern pride 

pomcstic cares; the household sceptre she 
with pleasure wields ; the mostbecoming 
• *wajr 

Of woman* Here the partridge smoking 

, lies - 

Which lately from the wings of wind thjr 

' tube 
Down struck, and levell'd with the lo^Ij 

)for should thy dogs be absent^ but partake 
'Of their kind master's fopd : so rccom« 

They wish to morrow's dawn, again thy 

Grateful shall crown with similar success. 

We have' given pUcc to the followin^y 
only under the consideration that it 
comes within th» description of sporting 
^tth serious suhjeBs ; a praflice which, 
as it holds up tu riclicuic, hy exhibiting 
things as they are, mjy equally please 
the philosophical^ and the facetiously* 
disposed. reader. 


A Poetical Picture of one of the OratO'i- 
«il Seminaries, al'uded to in " The 
<t Rise and Dissolution of tlie Infidel 
f< Socisties." 

By" W. Hamilton Reid, i 

^TEAR fan.'a M6orfields,whefC ical in- 
^ furiate dwt It, 

And self-taughtorators strange motions felt. 
Some wiglits polemic, onCe re$eiv'd a 

Disputing ev'n to arguments' disgrace. 
For the bibW,and for beer, in turn they caO, 
Till sweat and smoke, and flame, involve 

them all ; 
Each pipe now lighted, hear the chairman 

Proceed to business! time wilj quickly 

fly :— 
Now for the question ;-— Is the framer 

herer— r 
Pray who .proposed it^ — Are you scrv'd 

witlv beer ? — 
Come, silence there !— to order '.—order, 

Sir I— 
*T\v as Slug proposed it — then to Slug refer. 
And now, again, they paus'd — till turn'd 

his glais. 
The President exclaimed, *< Time will 

soon pass — 
No Gcmman rise ! 
The question, Gemmen, w*. this night 
}s, « Wllcrhcr i^angcrs shall come xt^ 

with As." 
Now two ofVpcm a wish to speak express^ 
And both at once the President address^ 
To order, Sir ! for Slug's upon his legs j 
But Slug gives {.lace-^hc bow&, and par- 
don begb^— • 



P O E T R. Y. 

SQf Mr. Presiilcnry Hjtu*\\ permir^ 
]'H try to give my thoughts a happy hit ! 
J do Dot ask that you'd tiie question read> 
] kaow't by hearty and therefore shall pro« 

But stop — Fra out before I well begin — 
What ! IS there nobody will put me in ?— 
KoW| now I have it*-why'should we dis- 
With folks who have no rule but con men 

I move the ofiender be expel I'd, nor seek 
To the orher part of the question to 

speak .— • 
Then Bombio rose, with drumming noisy 

roar; . 
Who> when opposM^ has words a copious 

V Calls rogue and rascal, scoundrel, son of 

wUotc I 
I think, Sir, all are wrong besides myself, 
'But that this stranger is the silliest etf. 
To encourage him would be a lasting 

shame, ' 
And quite ecliji^e the rising of our fame—* 
Zounds ! Gemmen, quite foibid it, vote 

him out, 
And ^hen. we, only, shall resolve each 

I move, Sir, now, that he be roov'd from 

And then he cannot give the weak offence 
So therefore. Sir, before you leave the 

I move some articles wc hence prepare. ». 
Our brother Snip shall frame, and bring 

them in 
To read next night, before we do begin. 
Then Snip arose, nnd thus elate reply *d, brother Bombio has on me rclV'd, 
I'll frame buch articles shall make you 

And Sunday next present them to the 

Few words are best, and as I'm rather dry, 
As thr la^t speaker said, \^ hy so say I. — 
.Nest Drazzio ro!)e,a sad perplexing wight. 
To know whose meaning takes a wintei's 

I ask, said he, how any man can know 
If he wants faith — for sense cannot say so. 
But right is right ; no more I'll now in* 

i give my voice the stranger to exclude. 
At length a visitor is bade to speak 
Hi's sentiments, although they might be 

weak : 
Who thus, " The strAger wrong you all 

Unweening how much prejudice you 

MoFe would he — bul rude intenuption 
pour'-d— • 

All cry'd — hear ! bear Ti—Bombio bodeic 

Which wakcn*d Slug, who at his elbow 

With mouth half-open 'd, and half. cles'd 

bis e>es, 
He gropM about^ and empty pot I he cries. 
Here waiter, bring another galioo in, * 
This carnal reason is a damning sin. 
But ten o'clock now bade debate respire, 
And each vaiia foo), each tainer f6ol ad- 


From the Bury and Norwich Post, SufPoik. 

L'lhtrty, Frtr/amatldM* £quafuf. 

WHEREAS people, last season, de- 
stroying our Game 
Have been guilty of trespasses dreadful to 

And two qualified persons paid seventy 

For^ single day's shooting on T** ♦***♦*» 

grounds ; 
We, B******'», B»*****, R***, 

G****,and W5J>******,and M<*»**, 

with consular voice,' 
Tnvite our Nobiliiy, Baronets, 'Squires, 
Whom the ardour of Game picscrvatira 

At Saxmundham to meet us, subseribe, 

and combine, 
All such daring offenders to punUh uid 

No distinfVion to make in the measures'^ 

we frame, \ 

Legal sp<')rt.smeA and poachers to us are i 

the same, ; 

Lords of Manors alone are the Lords of 1- 

the Game. J 

' Our liegemen and« vassals, who tenant the 

Shall all trespassers warn, 'tis our wiQ and 

Our keepers shall menace, assault, and 

Those who dare, e'en the first verbal 

warning refuse; 
Thus we'll put down small gentlemefl 

just as we please-y 
And cotttroul the whole country with in- 
finite eas^. 
That none may plead ignorance, nonel 

may complain, > [ 

To publish this ioild proclamation we i 

deign, . ' [ 

Given under our hands ;lhc first year of i 

our reign. J 





ON Monday, March the 17th, 
the Annual Plate; ^ three 
Mr. Hemings's b. h. Cadet, by 

Soldier, 5 yrs old - 1 

Sir W. W. Wynn's b. h. Ci 

5 yrs old 
Mr. Harris's Fairy .- 3 

On Tuesday the 18th, the An- 
nual Plate was walked over for, by 
Mf, Heming's b. h. Cadet, 5 yrs 

' '- EPSOM ! 

ON Tuesday the 1st of April, 
Mr. Harris's Jemmy, by Vo- 
lunleer, beat the Marqms ;d'Do- 
nega I's Bellina, 8st. eadi, a mile 
and halt^ for 5ogs, a»d the winuer 
tw take both horses with engage- 


,N Monday, April the 1 4lh, the , 
Craven Slakes, a Subscription 
Vol. XVI. No. 91. 

of lOgs each, for all ages; two y» 
olds carrying 6st, three yr olds, Sst. 
four jr -olds, Sst. 9Ib. five yr olds, 
9st. lib. six yr olds, 9st. 5lb. and 
aged, 9st. 7lb. Across the-Flat, ' 
Mr. Tumor's br. h. Oscar, by 

Saltram, ly'rs old - t" 

D.ofGrafton'st.c. First Fruits, 

by Grouse, 2 yrs old 2 

Ld Clermont's b. c. by Meteor, 

out of Kiss my Lady, 3 yrs old S 
Mr. Cooksoa's^r. h. Diamond, 

aged - - * 

Mr. Co\'entry's b. c. Voltaire, 

by Pegasus, 3 yrs old - 5" 
Mr, O'Keily's gr. h. Grey Pilot, 
■ 5 yrs old; Mr. Durand's bl. f. 
Ramschuoudra, late Princess, by 
Sir Peler, 3 yrs old ; Mr. Dash- 
wood's b. h; Play or Pay, aged ;' 
- and Sir'F. Standish's br.c. by 
Sir Peter, out of Storace, 3 yra 
old, also started; bui the Jud^S 
tould place only the first five. 
Even betting on Oscai; against the 
field i 3 tv 1 agst Diamond; and 
4 to 1 agst First FtDit<:. 
Ld Sackvillc's b. c. Heart 6f 
Oak, by Meteor, Stt. 41b. beat 
a Mr? 


Mr. Cojss^'s 1j. c. Young Spear, 
7st: Jllb. R. ^J. lOOgs, h.ft. 
11 to 10 on Heart of Oak. 
Mr. R. Heathcote's b. c, Sche- 
doni, by Pot8o's, 86t. beat Mr. 
Cookson's S^ir Harry, 8st. and an 
half lb. Across the Flat, 500 gs, 
b.ft. ' . 

7 to 4 on Schedontl 
Mr. AdamjT'sb. f. Cuckoo {late 
Thrush) by \yoodpecker, 2 >TS 
,old, 6st- 8lb. beat Mr. Heathcote* 
JLady Jane, 3 yrs old, 8st. R. M. 
JOOgs, h. ft. — Even betting. 

Mr. Howard's b. c. Speculator, 
by. Dragon, 7st. 6lb. beat Mr- 
>loworth*s b. c. Filbert, 6st. 131b, 
Across the Flat, 100gs,h. It. 
^ ta2 on Speculator. 
Sweepstakes of 100 gs each^ h. 
il. D.I. 
^r. Cookson's b. c. Expedation, 

by Sir Peter, 8st. - 1 

X<d Grosvenor's ch. c* by Pot8o*s, 

out of Shipton's sister, 8st. 2 
Mr. Cussan's Voltaire, byu»Pega- 
sus, 7 St. 11 lb. pd. ft. 
N 6 to 4 on Es^pedlation. 
*' Mr. Whaler's ch. c. His Lord-r 
.ship, by Spear, beat Mr. PanuelPs 
b. c. by Rockingham, 8st. each, 
p. I. 50 gs. , 

4 to 1 on His Lordship. 
On Tuesday,' the Sweepstakes of 
jiOpgseach, h. ft. for iiilies, rising 
i yrs old, 8st. 3lb. each, Ab. M. 
Those got by stallions, or out of 
Blares that were untried at the tirae 
p( natnlng, allowed 3 lb. 
Mr. Dawson's b. f. by Corian- 
der, out of the dam of Hippo- 
potamus • - I 
Mr. Lake's b. f. by King Fergus^ 

oiitpf Euphrosyne - 2' 

J^r. "JiVatson's f. by Trumpator, 
^ut of a sister to Nimble, pd ft 
/ JLd G . H. Cavendisii's f ^ by Com - 
|)etitor,.out of Mrs. Candour pd ft 
etb^ on Mr. Lake's filly. ' 
Sweepstakes of IQOgs each, h.ft: 
Jst.Ab. M. 
' Mr. R. Heathcote's ch. f. Geor- 

gina, late Matilda, t>y John 
, Hull . . • X 

Ld G. H. Cavendish's c. by 
Competitor, out of the High- 
flyer mare - '2 
Mr. Watson's £ by Trumpatoi^ 
out pf a sister to Seagujl^ rao 
out of the Course. 

^ to 4 on Matilda^ 
The Oailands Sukes of 50gs, 
each h .ft. D. L 
Mr. Howard*8 b. c. Speculate!', 

by Dragon, 4 yrs old, 7st. 2ib. 1 
Mr. Whaley's b. p. Expedition, 

4yrsoId,7st. - 3 

Sir C. Bunbury'$ b. h.Wrangler, 

5yr old, 7 St. 12lb. - 3 

P, of Grafton's b. f. Hornby 

Lass, 3 yrs old, 7st. 5lb. jp 

$ir F. Standisb*s^r. h. Stamford, 
^ $ yrs 0I4, 85t. '91b. - 5 

RJr. Baldpck's br. c. Telegraph, 

4 yrs old, 8st. - ^ 

Ld Donef^all's b. b. Antrim, 4 yrs 

old, 7 St. 2\k. r 7 

Mr. Watson's ch. c. Vandal, 

3 yrs old, 6st. Bib. - 8 

Mr. Vernon's b, m. pimple, 5 yr? 
pld, 7st. 31b, and Mr. Heath- 
cote's b. f. Lady Jane, 3 yrs 
old, $st. lOlb. - ' pd ft 

5 to 2 agst Speculator; 4 to 1 a^gst. 
Telegraph': 5 to I agst Antrim; 
6 to 1 agst Hornby Lass j Q to 
1 agst Expedition J an4 8 to } 
• agst Wrangler. 
Sixteen Subscriber? having der 
clared forfeit by the 14th of J^r 
nuary, paid lOgs^ each, which 
was paid to the pwner p( the se- 
c^>nd horse. 

Mr. R. Heathcote- s br. h. Re? 
pea tor, by Trun^pator, 8«it. beat 
Ld Burford's b. h. Weymouth, a&t. 
B. C.200gs,h. ft. 

7 tp 4 on Weynaoutb. 
jjilr. Cookson's Mouse, by Cree* 
' per,7st. lib. reed. 35gs from Mr. 
Watson's Magpie, 8st. 5lb. Ab. 
M. 100 gs. h. It. . 

Mr. R. Heathcote's ch,f Qeor- 
gina^ by John BuU^ $st. 4lb. reed. 

» -- 



frcMfi Mr. Cussiinis's Lady Skirmishr 
7-81. 8lb. Across the Flat, 50g8. 

D. of Grafton's b. c. First Fruits, 

by Grouse, reed. S^gs from Mr. 

Watson's c. ty Dubskelper, out of 

^ Yeoman's datn, 8s t each. Across 

the Flat, iOOgs.^h. ft. > 

Oh W^duesda>;, Mr. H. Sit- 

weli's oh. iz^. Usejul, beat Ld ^ur* 

ford's br. m. Deceit, JOst. each, 

Two yr old Course, 25gs.-*6 to 4 

. on Useful. 

Sweepstakes of lOOgs each, 8st. 
^Ib. Across the Flat. 
Mi^. Wilson's h.of^f Surprize, by 
' " • Bii^^ard^ d^iU by Highflyer, - 
. out of Maria - 1 

Mr. Watson's b. c. by Volun- 
, teer, out ©f ^ Highflyer mare z 
D. of Graftph's b. c. Ch^ickle, 
^ by Grouse, ^ut of Djiphne 3 
1 1 to 8 on Mr. Watson's ecAt^ 5 to 
2 agst the D. of Grafton's colt, 
and ^ to 1 agst Mr. Wilson's colt. 
Mr, Whaley 's ch. c. His L(>rdship, 
^ VySpeat, 3 yrs old, 8st. 4lb. beat 
A^.Mri Dashwood's Lady Skirmish, 2 
yrs old, 7st. Across the Flat, 25gs. 
" . - ^ to 2 on His Lordship. 

S ubscriptio;i Plate of 501. for two 
fv olds, 7 St. three yr olds, 8st. 5lb. 
aftd four yr olds, 8st. 12lb. Two 
yr old'Course. 

Mr. Tiirner's br. c. Oscar, by 

i ^ Saltram, 4 yr5 old - i 

Afr. R, Healhcote's ch, f. Geor- 

gitiffrf by John Bui!, 2 yrs oW 2 
Mr. Hallett's bl. f. Quii;, by 

Mentor, 3 yrs old, - 3 

Mr. 6'Kelly's Antrim, 4 yrs old ; 

Ld Clermont's ch. c. Vapator, 

♦by Trumpator, 3 yrs old ; Mr. 

.Qpldittg's b. c. by Balloon, 3 yrs 

old; Mr. Treves' sch. f. Balla- 

jina, 2 yrs old ; Mr. Perren's br. 

. jc. Pizarro, by Escape, 3 yrs old ,* 

and Ld .Grosvenor's ch. c. by 

3u9;gard, put of Xautippe, 3 yrs 

oki ; also started, but the Judge 

fipuld place only the first 3. 

.7 to 4 on Oscar./ 
jMr. Whale/sb. c. 1rea4ioy,bjf 
_M^i^r^ Sst. 2lb. beat Mr. jPanu* 

well's b. c. by RpcWngham, ^sL ^ 
121b. D. 1. 25gs. . ^ 

6 to 4 on Tea bpy. 
On Thursday, ^ Subscription 
Handicap Plate of 50l. for /three 
yrolds and upwards, R. M. 
Sir F. Poole's b. f. by Dragon, 
out of Glumdalca, 4 yrs old, 
6st. 12lb. - I '. 

Ld SackviUe's b. c< Heart of 

Oak, 4 yrs old, yst. 8jb. 3 

Mr. O'KeiJy's gr. h. Grey Pilot, 

. 5 yrs old, «st. - , $ 

Sir-O. Bunbury's b, b. Wrangle, 
5 yrs old, 8st. 3lb. Sir F. Staa- 
dish's br. h. Stamford, 5 yrsjpld, 
Sst. 3lb. Mr. R. Heathcote's 
br. h. Trumpeter, 6 yrs old, 7»t. 
41b. Mr. Goidiilg's b. c. Boaster, 
4yrsold,7&t. 41b. Mf. F. Buckle's, 
b. c. Voung Spear, 4uyrs old, 6fit, 
13lb. Mri Goodisson's br. g,' 
Brown George, 5 yrs okl, 6st. 
12lb. Mr. Howorth's b. c. FU- 
bert, 4 yrs old, (Sst. 6lb. sdso 
started, but^ the Judge couU- 
' pl*ce only the first three. 
2 to I agst oir F. Poole's £. 5 to h 
agst btamford, $ to 1 ags Trum- 
peter, and ^ to i agst Boaster. 
Mr. Whaley's ch. c. His Lord- 
ship, by Sp^ar, 3 yrs oki, Sst. 7lb. 
beat Mr. Dashwogd's bl. c. Prineej 
2 yrs old, 7st. 3lb. B. M. 25gs. 
4 to 1 on His Lordship. 
MrrWhaley's ch. c. Expedition, 
by Pegasus, 4 yrs fitld, Sst. Slb.rticd. 
from Mr. Dashwbdd^s f. by Doiv 
Quj^sote, 2 yrs old, 6?t, 7lbr D. I. 
' 2ogs. ^^ " . 

Mr. Cookson's Expectation, by 
Sir Peter, 7st. 7 lb. reed. 35gsfrom 
Sir C. Bunbury's Wrangler, 8&t. 
7lb Clermont Course, 100^ h. ft. 


ON Wednesday, the ^1 6th of 
April, a Sweepstakes of l€^s 
each, for yearling colts, Sst and ni- 
lies, 7st. Uib-«-one-mile-»«15 sub* 



Sir J, Lawson's ch. c. by Pipator, 

dam by Brone - * 1 

Mr. Dodsworth's ch. f. by Buz- 
zard, dam by Young Marske 2 
Mr. Tweddle's b. c, by Spadille, 
dam by Young Marske, out of 
Empress • - 3 

A Subscription Plate of 50l. for 
IxNTsesj&c. that had not won above 
50gs at any one time ; two yr olds, 
6st. 3lb. three yr olds, Sst/ four yr 
olds, Sst. lOlb. five yr olds and up- 
wards, 9st. Mares and maiden 
horses allowed Slb.-rthree-mile 
heats. ' 

Mr. G, Crompton's b. f. 
Stella, by Phoenome- 
n<Hi, 4* yrs old 12 1 

Mr. Clifton's b. c. by 
Drone, dam by Tan- 
dem, 4 yrs old ' 4 1 3 
Sir H. Williamson's b. c. 

Honeycomb, 4 yrs old 3 3 2 
Mr. CornfortJi's bl. c. 

Dy Coriander, 3 yrs old 5 5 4 
Mr. Lucock's gr. g. Pusli- 

forward, 4 yrsf old 6 4 5 

Mr. Goldsbrough's b. i. 

Bonny, 3 yrs old 2 dr 

5 to 4 the field agst Stella, and after 
the first heat, 2 to 1 she won ; 
after the second heat, 6 to 4 on 
the Drone colt. 

On Thursday, Sweepstakes of 
IQgs each, for two yr old colts, car- 
rying Sst, — two^miles. (10 ^ub- 

Captain Lidderdale's br. c. John 
O 'Groat, <by Overton^ dam 
by Young Marske - 1. 

The following also started, but the 

Judge could not place them. 
Mr. W. B. Robinson*s b. c. Ambo, 
by Overton ; Mr. Milbank's b. c. 
Takamahaka, by Pipator, dam 
by Young Marske; Mr. W. Col- 
lison's br. c. by Star, dam by 
Conductor ; Sir W. Gerard's bl. 
c. by Comet, out of Camilla, by 
Snap ; Mr. Cradock's b. c. by 
Pipator, out of Pencil's dam; 
Mr. Field's 1). c. byjConstitution,- 

dam by Amarantbus : Sir R. 
Winn's br. c. by Clown, out of 
Duchess, by Alexander; and 
Mr. G. Crompton's ch. c. No- 
spice, by Coriander. 
Mr. Field's c. the fevourite^ and 
high odds agst the winner* 
Sweepstakes of JOgs each, for 
two yr old fillies, carrying Sst. — a 
mile and half. (8 subscriber^.) 
Mr. G. Crompton's d. f Anni- 
seed, by Coriander, out of 
Skypeeper - 1 

Mr. Mason's b. f. Hyale, by Pi- 
pator, out of Omphale 2* 
Mr. W. Hutchinson's b. f. by 
Young Marske, out of Gentle 
Kitty - . 3 
Sir R. Winn's b. f. by Walnut, dam 
by Sweetwilliam ; Mr. T. Ro-* 
bmson's ch. f. by Walihit, out of 
Miss Muston 5 and Mr. Fenton's 
b. f. by Lurcher, out of Miss 
Cpgden, also started, biit the* 
Judge placed only the first three. 
Even betting on Anniseed agst the 

Sweepstakes of lOgs each, (with « 
20gs added from the Gentlemen's 
Subscription) for three yr olds, Sst. 
four yr olds, Sst. lOlb. five, six yr 
olds, and aged horses, 9st. Mares 
and maiden horses allowed 3lb. — 
three miles. (6 subscribers ) 
Sir W. Gerard's b.e. Suwarrow, 

by Star, 3 yrs old ' 1 ' 

Mr. G. Crompton's b. f. Stella, 

4 yrs old - 2 

Sir J. Lawson's ch. c. Brough, 4 

yrs old - - 3 

Mr. Peirse's b^ f.- Coriander, out 

of Rosamond, 3 yrs old 4 

5 to 4 agst Suwarrow, 2 (0 1 agst 
Stella, and 4 to 1 agst Brough. 
Hunters' Sweepstakes of lOgs 
each, for horses, &c. that never 
won the value of 501. at any one 
time (Hunters' Plates and Matches 
excepted) four yr olds, 1 1st. 5lb^ 
five yr olds, list. 12lb. six yroids 
and aged, 12st. 2lb. rode by gentle- 
men — four miles — (6 subscribsrs.) 




3 I 


JJi Stffithmorft's br. h. Brown 
Jug, by Slope, dam by Dainty 
Davy, 5 yrs old, rode by Mr. . 
Smith , - - I 

Mr. W. Hutchinson's b. h. 
Sling, brother to Slope, aged^ 
rode by tbc owner - 2 

Mr. Trotter's grr b. by Delpini, 
aged, rode by'M|r. P. Hart- 
ley -^ .3 

Sling the favourite, aAd 4 to i agst 
Brown Jug. 

' " ''■■ t. ■ ' ■ " ■ " 1 " > r ■ t * 


ON Wednesday, the 23d of 
ApriU the Lambton Hunt 
Stakes of 5gs each, for hynters, 
carrying 12ft. each;— 2'-roile heats, 
{ II Subscribers.) 
Jdr. Hartley's gr. m. 

Mother Caps, by 

SJope^ aged 
^r. R, J. Lambton's 

b. m. Midge, c yrs 

Mr. Jadus'i br. h. 

Carpenter, aged 
Mr. Huntec^s br. h. 

Plackburn, by O- 

thcllp, 4 yrs old 
Mr. Fcnwick's b. h. 

Freeipan, by Cle- 

hongar - 6 

Sir H. T. Vane's gr. 

gelding Neck or 

. Nothing 
Col. Orel's ch, g. 

Spankaway, by 

Ruler, 5 yrs old 7 5 dr 

On Thursday the 24th, the/J^a- 
dies* and ^reotlemcns' Subscrip- 
tioii Purse of 50!, for any horse, 
^c. that never won above the 
value of jdl. at any one time, in 
Plate', Match, or Sweepstakes 5 two 
yr old?j pt. three yr. olds, yst, 
lolb. four yr olds, 8st 8flb. five^ six 
yr olds and aged, 8st. izlb. — 
4- mile heats. Mares and fillies 
' allowed* 2lb. 
Mr. Lucock's b, f. by WaU 

Vox.. XVL No. 92. . 

7 3 3 

* 3 5 

6 4 

z ^dr 

nut, out of Mi&6 Mustonf, ' 
2 yrs old - t i 

Mr. kincaid's b. c. by Ship- 
ton, dach by Highflyer, A 
yrs old - A 'd 

On Friday, the ajth, 50I. given 
by the M«u)bers for the^Cily of 
Durhani. with 56I., added by 8i^ 
H. T. Vane, Barr. for any horsey 
Sic, two yr olds, ^st. 41b. three vr 
olds, 7st. 4I. four yr olds, 8st. 4lB. 
five yr olds, Sst. 8lt>. six yr olds 
and aged, 8st i2lb. The winner 
of one fifty carrying 31b. extra, ol 
two or more, 51b. extra .-^4-miJc 

Sir W. Gcrrard's br. c. S«- 
warrow, by ^ar, 3 yrs old 
Mr. I'Anson's ch. c. Apple- 
garth,' 4 yrs old 
Mr. Lonsdale's ch. c. Logic 
O'Buchan, 3 yrs old (fell 
the second h»;at) 
On Saturday the 26th, 50I. given 
by the Members for the County 
of Durham, for any horse, &c. 
that never won above the value of 
50I. at any one time (Matches and 
Sweepstakes excepted) two yr 
olds, 6st. ihree yr olds 7st 2lb.f 
four yr olds, 8st,'five yr olds, Sst. 
lolb, six yr olds and aged, 9St.— ' 
3-miU heats. The winner of z 
fifty to carry jlb. extra. M»rc» 
and fillies allowed 2lb. 
Sir H. Williamson's b. 
c. Honeycomb, by ' 
Drone, 4 yrs old f I l 

Mr. J. Lucock's gr. g. 

Pushforward, 4 yrs old 1 a J 
Mr. P. Smith's W. €. 

Sultan, 4 yrs . 2 5 * 

I I 

3 ^ 

2 df» 

*t% * > i> 


First Spring- Mbeting, 1800. 

[N. B. When any part of thi? Meeting 
falls in May, the Horses ^le considered 
with respe^ to their ages, at'if it had 
faecn in April.J 

ON Monday, the 28th of Aprif, 
tbc Sweepstakes of 50gs each, 
for two yr old cohs 8st. fillies * 751, 

^ . itlb. 


I lib. Two yr old Course. Colts, 
&c. by untried stallions, or out of 
tintricd mares (at the time of nam- 
ing) allowed 31b. 
D. of Grafton's b. c. Chuckle, 
by Grouse, out of Centiaers 
dam »- — .1 

Mr. R . Heathcote's b. f . Hele- 
na, by Coriander^ out of Hy- 
' perion's dam ' — % 

Mr. Howorth's b. c. by Dragon, 
dam by Woodpecker, out of 
Heinel — 3 

Ld G. H. Cavendish's b. c. by 
Competitor, out of his High- 
flyer mare — 4 
Mr. Cussan'sb.f. by Volunteer, 
dam by Highflyer pd 

5 to 2 on Chuckle. 
Soreepsrakes of 6ogs each, 40 
ft. for two yr old colts, 8st. 31b. 
fillies, 8st. R. M. (7 Subscribers.) 
Mr. Watson's b. c. Triumvir, 
by Volunteer, out of a sister 
to Old Tat — I 

Ld Grosvenor's b. c. by John 

Bull, out of Nimble 2 

Mr. Elwes's b. c. by Buzzard, 

out of Jet — 3 

Ld Clermont's b. c. by Trum- 
pator, out of his youngest 
Highflyer marc — 4 

7 to 4 agst Triumvir, a to i agst 
Ld Grosvenor's colt, and 3 to i 
agst the Buzzard colt. 
Mr. R. He^thcote's b. c. Sche- 
donij by PotSo's, 4 yrs old, 8st. 
71b. beat Sir C. Bunbury's bl. c. 
Sorcerer, 3 yrs old, yst. 71b. from 
the Starting Post of Ab. M. to the 
end of R. M. 200gs, h. ft. — 7 to 4 
on Schedoni. 

Mr. R. Heatchcote's b. c. Vi- 
valdi, by Woodpecker, 7st. i2lb. 
beat Mr. Cookson's b« c. Mouse, 
7st. jib. Ab. M. 2oogs, h. ft. 
7 to 4 on Vivaldi. 
Mr. Cookson's br. c. Sir Harry, 
by Sir Peter, 7st. 131b. and half, 
beat Sir T. Gascoignc'a gr. c. 
Symmetry, 8st. D. I. 200^8. 
'■ Even betting. 

Macaroni Sukes of jogs each, 
40 ft. for horses that never woa 
before the ist of January, 1800, 
i3st. each, D. C. (8 Subscribers.) 
Mr. Howorth's b. c. Vole, by 
Spadille, 4 yrs old, rode by 
Mr. Dclm6 1 — i 

Sir F. Evelyn's b. c. by Aspara- 
gus, out of Camilla, 4 yrs old, 
rode by Mr. Germain a 

Ld Egremont's b. g. by Driver^ 
out of Grey St. George's 
dam, 4 yrs old, rode by Mr. 
Cholmondeley — | 

Sir ». T. Vane's b g. by Star, 

rode by Ld Milsintown 4 

2 to I agst Vole, 5 to 2 agst Sir 
F. Evelyn's colt, and 5 to 2 
agst Ld £gremonl.c. 

Mr. R. Heathcote's b. c. Sche- 
doni, by Pot8o*s, 8st. 71b. agst Sir 
F. Standish's Archduke, 7st. Across 
the Flat, 300gs, h. ft,-^Sir P. 
Standish paid 6ogs to t>e off this 
match and the match between Pa- 
risot and Schedoni, in the Second 
Spring Meeting. 

Mr. Heathcote's ch. c. by Pega- 
sus, out of Cinderwetich, reed ft. 
ftom Mr. Cussans's Lady Skir- 
mish, 8st. each. Two. yr old 
Course, loogs, h. ft. 

Mr; Heathcote's b. h. Warter, 
by King Fergus, reed. ft. from 
Mr. Cookson's Ambrosio, 8st. 71b. 
each, B. C. 50ogs, h. ft. 

Mr. Cookson's Expe^tion, by 
Sir Peter, 7st. !2lb. reed. 32gs 
and half from Mr. Ladbroke's 
Humbug, 8st. 2lb. D. L lOogs, 
h. ft. . ' 

On Tuesday, Fifty Pounds, by 
Subscription, for four yr olds, 7st. 
91b. five yr olds, 8st. 31b. tixyr 
olds, and a|;ed, 8st. 71b. R. C. 

Mr. Cookson's br. h. Diamond, 
by Highflyer, aged 1 

Sir F. Standish's br. fa. Stam- 
ford, 5 yrs old — a 

Mr. DawsonVb. b. Coriaoderi 
aged — J 



Sir C. Buhbury's b. h. Wrang- 
ler, 5 yrs old ■ '^ 4 
II to 4 on Diamond, 5 to i agst 
Stamford, 6 to i agst Wrangler, 
and 7 to I agst Coriander. 
,Mr. Whaley's ch. c. Expedition^ 
by Pegasus, 4 yrs old, 8st. beat 
Mr. Dash wood's b. b. Play or Pay, 
aged, 8st. lolb. fron^ the Starting 
Post of the two middle miles to the 
end of R. M. 5og8. — ^ tb i on 

lad Clermont's b. c. by Meteor, 
7st. 3 lb. beat Mr. Ladbroke's 
jrlumbug, 7st. QJb. Aci^oss the 
Flat, loogs, h. ft.— -7 to 4 on 

The Claret Stakes of zoogs 
each, h. ft. colts, 8st. 71b. fillies, 
Ssl. D. I. The owner of the se- 
cond horse received back his stake 
— (6 Subscribers.) 
X.d Grosvenor's ch. c. by Pot- 

8o*s, out of Shipton's sister i 
Mr. R. Heathcote's b. c. Vi- 
valdi — 2 
Sir F. Standish's brother to 

Spread Eagle — 3 

6 to 4 on brother to Spread Ea- 
gle, 5 to 2 agst Ld Grosvenor's 
colt, and 6 to x agst Vivaldi. ' 
Mr. Howorth's ch. c. Pet,, by 
Buzzard, 2 yrs old, 6st. iilb. reed. 
ft. from Mr. Lake's c. by Sir Pe- 
ter, out of the Yellow mare, 3 yrs 
old, 8st. 71b. Across the Flat, 
300gs, h. ft. , 

Mr. Watson's f. Tuneful, by 
Trumpator, out of a sister to Sea- 
guil» 8st. r^cd. ft. from Mr. 
Heathcote'sc. Poppinjay, by Buz- 
zard. 8st. 2lb. Ab. M. lOQgs, 

On Wednesday, a Sweepstakes 
of logs each, B. M. 
Mr» Dawson's b. f. by Corian- 
der, out of the dam of Hip- 
popotamus, sryrs old, 7st. ilb, i 
Mr. Panton's g. Falcon, 3 yri * 
old, 8jt. gib. — 2 

Mr. Hallett's br. f. Quiz, by * 
. Mentor, 3 yrs old, 8st. gib. 3 

Mr. Lake's b. f. by King Fer- 
gus, 2 yrs old5( 6st. 71b. ' 4 
Ld Milsintown's ch. c. by Vo- ' 

luntecr, 2 yrs okl, 7st, 41b. 5^ 
5 to 4 on Qoiiz, 5 to 2 agst Grey 

Falcon* and high odds agst the 


Fifty Pounds by Subscription, 
for three yr olds, 7st. 41b. four yr 
olds, 8st. 71b. and five yr olds, gst'. 
D. C. • 

D. of Grafton's b. f. Hornby 

Lass, by Buzzard, 3 yrs old jc 
Mr. Hallett's br. f. Quiz, 3 yrs 

old ' — a 

Ld Clermont's br. c; Carlo, 3 

yrs old — 3 

Mr. Cookson's b. c. Expecta- 
tion, by Sir Peter, was entered, 
and received 25gs to withdraw. 
5 to 2 on Hornby Lass. 

Svveepstakes of jbgs each« b* 
ft. R. M. To be rode by the 
Mr. Hbward's b. c. Speculator, ^ 

by Dragon, i2St. 2lb. 1 

Ld Burford's b. h.' Weymooth, 

i2St. zlb. — 2 

Mr. Cussans's Yoiing .Spear, ' 

list. 51b. — P^ 

Mr. Cookson's Mouse, loat. 

81b. — pd 

7 to 4 on Speculator. 
Ld Sackville's b. c. Laborie, by 
Delpini, 8s. plb. reed. ft. fron^ 
Mr. Cussans's Voltaire, 8st. A* 
cross the Flat, 300gs, b.ft. 

Mr. Ladbroke's b. c. Humbug, 
by Precipitate, 8st. 41b. reed. 40gs 
from Mr. Heathcote's Lady Jane, 
8st. R. M. ioo, h. ft. 

On.Thursday> Sweepstakes of 
^ogs each, for two yr olds. Two 
yr old Course. (6 Subscribers.) 
Ld Grosvenor's b. c. by Johfi 

Bull, out of Nimble, 7st. 1 1 lb. 2 
Mr. Heathcote's b.c. Spalatro, 

by Pot8o's, out of Sylph, 7st. 
I lib. — 2 

Sir C. Bunbury's b. c. by . 
Whiskey, out of Amelia, 
7st. 8lb. — ^ 3 

b 2 Ld 


JLd Clennont'* b. c. by Trum- 
pator^ oat of bis oldest High<> 
6yer laare, jst, 81b. 4 

4 to I on Ld Grosirenor's colt. 
8ir C. Biinbury's bl. c. Sorcef- 

9, by Trumpatofy 8st. beat Mr. 

Tharpe's b c. 'Chippenham, 8st. 

jib. A. M. ioog», b. ft. 

7 fo a on Chippenham. 
The Kind's Plate of loogs, for 

four yr oids, carrying i ist. &vc yr 

oldd, 1 1 St. 9I. six yr oids and aged, 

xast R. C. 

Sir F. Poole's b. c. Worthy, 
brother to Waxy, by PotSo's, 
4)r$old - I 

Mr. Tumor's br. c. Oscar, 4 

yrg o\d - 2 

Sir F. Srandish's br, h. Stamford; 

5 yrs old , - 3 
1 1 to 9 on Worthy, 2 to i agst 

Oscar, and $ to i agst Stamford. 

Sweepstakes of loogs each. h. 
ft. D. C.-— (8 Subscribers.) 
Mr. Cookson's br. c. Sir Harry, 

by Sir Peter, 4 yrs old, 8st. i 
X^d Sickville's b. c. Laborie, 4 

yrs ofd, 7st. - 2 

Sir F. Standish's br. m. Parlsot, 

6 yrs old, 8st. 3 
JLd Grosvenor^ bri c. Adtniral 

Nelson, 4 yrs old, 7St. lolb. 4 
p. of Q'lcensberry's ch. c. Eg- 

hamn, 4 yrs ^Id, 68t. lolb. 5 
^to J agst Sir Harry, 5 to 2 agst 
^gham, and 4 to i agst Parisot. 

On Friday, Sweepstakes of 1 5gs 
cacib, A<;iOss the Flat. 
J,d Caipcl ford's b. c. Vivaldi, 

by Woodpecker, 3 yrs old, 

751^ I3ib. . - I 

tijr. Davtf- on*s b. h. Coriaindcr 

aged, 8st. i$\b. - 2 

tid* Clermont's b. c. by Meteor, 

^ yrs old, 7sr. nib. 3 

JMr.W>n<il^amSb.g. by Driver, 

4 yrs olil, 7st. rolb, 4 

6 to 4 agst tde Meteor coir, 2 to i 

iBgst Vivaldi, anc) 4 to i agst 


JVIr.Whaley'sch.c. Expedition, 
Py Pegasus^ \)Q2Li Ljd Sfpekvilt^e's 

b. c. Heart of Oak, -Ssf. eacbr 
'Two Middle Miles, 50gs. 
Eveft betting, ^6 5 to 4 On Hean 
of Oak. 

The King's Plate of loogs, for 
Sre yr old mares, lost. R. C. 
Mr. Du rand's b. f. BeHissinia, 

by Phornoraenon, ^4 yrs old t 
Sir F. Poole's ch. f. Ducbess of 

Limbs, four yrs' old t 

5 and 6 to 1 oii BellisfliiiHi. 

Fifty Pounds by SobscriptiOAf 
for three yr olds, 7st. 41b* four .yr 
olds, 8sr. 2lb. Bvc yr olds, ^st.Slb. 
six yr olds and aged^ 8st. 11 lb. 
Button's Course. Wkh this cOn* 
dition, that the winner was to bc^ 
sold for 2Cogs, if demanded, &e. 
Sir C. Bunbury's b. h. Wrtfng- 

lef, by Doomed, 5 yrs old t 
Mr. Gold log's b. c. Boaster, 4 

yrs old - - ^ 

Ld Clermont's ^1. h. Paynator, 

aged - - 5 

Mr. J. Stevens'5f b. f. finoma, 
, by Spear, out of Ediths, 3 

yrs old - - 4 

7 to 4 agst Paynator, 2 to f agst 

^ Wrangler, and J to i agst 


Mr. R. Heathcdtc's b. cScRe- 
doni, by PotSo's, 8st. 71b. reed. 
ft. from Mr. Durand's b. f. Eellis-' 
si ma, 8st. Across the Flat, 300gs, 


ON MonH|iy the 5th of Mttf, 
a SvA'eepStakds of ijgs each, 
I for maiden horses; three yr olds^ 
6tit. 3tb. four yr olds,- 8§f . five yr 
olds, and aged horses, 8st. y]b. 
Mares tfltowed ^Ib. twdmrfes*. (la 

Mr,X\ ChOlmond^leyVb. h. by 
Spadille, out of Rasiiind, 5 
yrs old . - 1 

Mr. LocWey'sb.o. Robin Red- 
breast, 4 yrs old 2 
Mr. Rdec^'s b, C. Swiil^me^, 4' 

vrsofej »• ^ ^ 3 



Sir W. W, Wynnes br. m. El- 
vira, 6 yrs old ^ r 4 

Mr. SwMifeii's bl. c. Pilgrim, 3 
yrs old * ^ ^ ^ 

Ld Grosvenor's bh c. by Jus^ 
ticc, out of Dido, 4 vrs old 6 

Mr.Xord's b.c. Ricfc Andrew^, 
3 yrs did - 7 

Mr. Cathcar t's b^ f Britannia, 
by Drone, 4 yrs old 8 

^r. Heming'9 b. c. Kill Devil, 
by Rockingham, om of 
Nelly, 3 yrs old (fell) ^ 

2 to i and 5 to 2 on the field agst 
the winner. 
The Annual City Plate, value 

30I. NVith a Purse of 20K gWen by 

the Corporation ; three yr o!ds, a 

f&ather; four yr olds, 7st.,4lb. five 

yr aids, 8st.'4lb. six yr bld^, 93t. 

and aged, gst. 41b. Mares allowed 

Jib. — 4- mile heats. 

Mr. P. Smith's bh h. 
Mtan, by St. Paul, '5 
yrs old - J i i 

Mr, Heming's h, h. Ca- 
det, 5 yrs old . 163 

Mr. Locl^Iey's b. h. Slo- 
ven, 6 yrs old 452 

SirW. W. Wynnes b.h. 

* Caper, 5 yrs old 6^4 

Mr. KIncaid's b. h. Dun- 

ean, 5 yr^ old 3 3 5 

Sir J. 1^. Leicester's gr. 
b. Blue Beard, 5 yrs 

, old - 146 

f^uncan the favourite. 
Mr. J.Egerton'sf. CordeRa, by 

Reguifis, 7st. 41b. reed. ft. from 

Mr. T. L. Brooke's c. Prince Fer- 
gus, 7st. 71b. three miles, loogs, 

h. ft. 

On Tuesday ^he 6tb, a Miiden 

Plate of 50K three yrolds car^rytng 

H feather ; four yr aWs, 7st. 61b. 
fivt yr old?, 8st. 61b. six yf oMs^ 
Ast. 9Jb. md aged, ^t. iilb. 

^M^res allowed 31b. — 4-mife heats. 

fAr. Svi^infen*s bl. c. Frf- 
gritttj by Restless, out 
of Rosoletta, 3 ytt 
^{d (4st. iolb.j 2 t I 

Mr. Cholmoftdcley's b. 

h. by Spadille^ 5 yrs 

old • 122 

Mr. Tbartoe's b. h. Gift, 

5 yrs old -- 5 5*3 

Mr. Harris's b. c. ProJ- 

per, by Sir 'Peter, 4 
^ yrs old - 344 

Mr. HawGtth's b. bw 

Lord Howe, byDun- 

gannon, 5 yrs old 4 f dp 
Mr. Hotham's b. f. A- 

starte^ by St. Pauly 4 

yrs old - dis 

5 to 2 on the Spadille horse. 

On Wednesday the yih, 'a 
S\Veepstakes of aOgS €aeh, h. ft. 
for horses, ice. bona fide the pro- 
perty of Subscribers, gentlemen of 
Cheshire, Shropshire, or North 
Wales : three yr olds, 6st. four 
yr olds, 8st. five yr dlds, 8sr. lolb. 
six yr olds, pst. 2 lb. a,r>d aged, gst. 
51b. M^res and geldings aliov^ed 
31b. and horses, &c. that never 
started, allowed. 3lb.-rt^o? ftiifes, 
(9 Subscribers.) 

Ld Sfamford*s b. c. Alfred, by 
John Bull, 4 yi's old i 

Sir T. Mostyn*s ch. c. Heart's- 
ease (late Monmouth) 4 yrs 
old - 2 

Mr. T. L. Brooke's gr. c. M- 
rdn Nile, ,4 yrs old 3 

Mr. Lockley's b. c. Robiii Red- 
breast, 4 yrs old • 4 

Ld Grosvenor's ch. nfJ. Lady 
Bull, 5 yrs old 5 

Even betting on Baron Nile' ^g^i! 
the field. ' 

Fifty Pounds, fhe gift of Lord 
Belgrave and Colonel G^os^fcnor, 
fat three yr oldf coWs^ 6s(. &Ib. 
fillies, 6sf. 61b. ah'd four yi* old 
colts, 83t. 4Fb. IMKtesv ^st. fib. — 
2-mile hefatS. 
Mr. T. L. Brdok^'s^ gr. 

c. Baron Nt>«, by 

Delpinr, 4 yrs old 5 if 1 
Mr. Hemin^'s b. c. JSSA 

Devil 3 yrs okl 1 d 2 




Mr. Corbels br, c. Van- 
guard, 4 yrs old 4 3 dr 

Mr. Stvinfcn's b. c. 
Tickler, 3 yrs old 2 dr 

Mr. Sairnders's b. f. Miss 
Jordan, by Joe An- 
drews,' 4 yrs old 3 dr 
Baron Nile tbe favourite. 
Mr. G. Brooke's b. h. Jacques, 

aged, beat Mr. H. £. Boates's bl. 

fa. Banter, . 6 yrs old, 8st» each, 

two miles, ibr loogs. 

On Tharsdav the 8th, tbe Gold 
Cup, value i;ol. the gift of Earl 
Grosvenor; for three yr olds, a 
feather; fouryr olds, 7sr. 51b. five 
yr olds^ 8st. alb. s\x yr olds, 8st. 
I lib. and aged, Qst. ilb. Mares 
and fillies allowed 31b. 4-miIe' 
Mr. P. Smith's bl. 

h. Sultan, by 

St. Paul, 5 yrs 

old 0x123 

Sir W. W. 

Wynn's b. b. 

Caper, by Me- 
teor, 5 yrs 3 2 I 2 2 
Mr. S win fen's b. 

c. Tickler, 3 

yrs old o i ^ dr 

On Friday the 9th, the third and 

last year of a Sweepstakes of 2ogs 

each, for three yr old colts, 7st. 

xolb. and fillies, yst. ylb.-*— once 


Mr. Lord'a b. c. Dick An- 
drews, by Joe Andrews i 

Mr. Corbet's br. c. Joy, by 
Young Eclipse, out of Mvra 2 

Sir W. W. Wynn'sb. c.Llan- 
gedywn - 3 

The Ladies Furse of jol. for 
three yr o1d$, a feathers fouryr 
olds, 7st. 51b. five yrolds, 8st. 51b. 
six yr olds, Sst. i2lb.-and aged, gst. 
sib. Mares allowed 31b. A win- 
ner of one fifty to carry 3lb. extra, 
of two, 51b. of three or more, 81b. 
(Ma'4ches and Sweepstakes ex- 
cepted) 4-inile beats. 

Mr. Kincaid's b. b. Dun- 
can, by Stride, 5 yrs 
old - 311 

Mr. Reece's b. c. Swun- 

nier, 4 yrs old < 5 4 

Mr. Egcrton's b, f. Cor- 
delia, by Regulus, 3 
yrs old - 5^2 

Mr. Harris's b. c» Pros- 
per, 4 yrs old 243 
Mr.Tbarme's b.h. Gift, 

Syrsold - 4 3 S 

Mr. Heming's b. c. Kill 
DeviJ, 3 yrs old, 
(bolted) - dis 

*»* During the race week, a 
Main of Cocks^ wss fought be- 
tween the gentlemen of Cheshire 
(Wilkinson, feeder) and tbe gen- 
tlemen of Denbighshire, (Keo- 
drick, feeder) for lOgs a battle, 
and 100 the Main, which was won 
by the former, 15 Battles to lo. 
—Of the Bye-battles, Cheshire 
won 7, and Denbighshire 3. 


Second Spring Meeting, 

' 1800. 

ON Wednesday, May 14, Mr. 
Ladbroke's b* c. Humbug, 

by Precipitate, Sst. 71b. beat Mr. 

R. Heathcote's ch. f. Georgiaoa, 

7st. 7lbt Two yr old Course, 

lOogs. — Even belting. 
Sweepstakes of 50gseach« 40gs 

ft. for two yr old colts, Sst. 31b. 

and fillies, Sst. Yearling Course* 

Mr. Wilson's f. Sophia, by 
Buzzard, out of Huncamunca i 

Mr. Bullock's b. f. by Javelin, 
out of Mouse's dam 2 

Mr.Wyndham's br* c. by Fidget, 
out of Caelia - 3 

Ld Grosvenor's br. c. by Sir 
Peter Teazle, out of Nina 4 

Mr. Hallett's br. c. by Tram- 
pa tor, out of Felix's dam ; 
Ld Clermont's b. f. sister to 
Repeator; Mr. Concannon's 
b. G* Crab, by Coriander, 




bought of Mr. Dawson : Mr« 
Ladbroke's bl. c. by Whis- 
key, bought of Mr. Wastell : 
Ld Grosvenor's b. c. by 
Alexander, out of Trifle; 
also ran, but were not 
Mr. Panton's gr. c. by King 
Fergus, out of Duch,ess pd ft 

7 to 4 agst Sophia, 5 to 2 agat 
Mr. Wyndham's colt, 7 to a 
agst Ld Grosvenor's Sir Pctef 
celt, and 6 to i agst Mr. Con- 
cannon's colt. 

Mr. Hcathcote's ch. c. Poppin- 
jay, by Buzzard, 6st. 91b. beat the 
D. of Grafton's b. c. First Fruits, 
7st. 71b. both 3 yfs old, Ab. M. 

5 and 6 to 4 on Poppinjay. 

Mr. Howorth's cb. c. Pet, by 

Buzzard, 4 yrs old, 7st. 81b. beat 

Mr. R. Heathcote's b. c. Spalatro, 

3 yrs old, 6st. iilb. Ab. M. 50gs, 

5 to 2 on Pe^. 

Ld Sackville's b. h. Laborie, by 
Dclpini, 5 yrs old, 7st. 6lb. beat Ld 
Camelford's b. c. Vivaldi, 4 yrs 
A}]dx 6st. 131b. Across the Fiat, 
loogs, h. ft. 

6 to 4 on Vivaldi. 

Mr. R. Heathcote's ch. m. Hip- 
pona, by King Fergus, 8st. beat 
Mr. Cookson's br. h. Diamond, 

8 St. lib. R. M. 200gs. 

Even betting. 

Mr. Heathcote's i). h. Wartcr, 
by King Fergus, 8st» 51b. rccd. 
ft. from Mr. Cussans'sch. h. Spo- 
liator, 8st. Two Middle Miles, 
2 00g8, h. ft. 

Mr. Howard's b. h. Speculator, 
by Dragon, 8st. reed. J30gs frony 
the D. of QueensberryS ch. h. 
£gham, 7st. lolb. D. L 200gs. / 

Ld Clermont's gr. h. Symmetry, 
by Deipini, 8st. ilb. reed. 25gs 
from Mr. Cookson's br. h. Sir 
Harry, Sst. 71b. Ab, M, loogs, 
h. ft. 

Mr. Watson'^sbr.f. Tuneful, by 
Trumpator, 6st. i2lb. reed. 35gs 

from Mr. Panton's br. by luziard, 
out of Jet, 7st. lib, — Two yr oW 
Course, 50g$. 

Ort Thursday, Mr. Martin's gr. 
g. Contradt, by Bourdeaux, beat 
Sir. Brissett's b. g. Peat, list. 
i2lb. each ; two middle miles, 
5ogs, \). ft. rode by the owners. 
— 5 to 2 on Peat. 

Mr. Panton's Gre)** Falcon, by 
Falcon, 8st. 41b. beat Mr. . R. 
Heathcote's b. f. Helena, 7st. Ab. 
M. loogs, h. ft. — 2 to I on Grey 
Handicap Sweepstakes of z^p 

each, CI. C. 
Sir C.Banbury's b. h. Wrang- 
ler, by Diomed, 6 yrs old, 

fist. 7lb. '— £ 

Ld Clermont's hh h. Paynator, 

aged, 8st. ilb. — a 

Mr. Whalcy*s ch. c, Expedi* 

tion, 5 yrs old, 8st. 3 

Mr. Golding's b. h. fioaster, 

5 yrs old, 7st. lolb. 4 

2 to I agst Paynator, 6 and 7 to 4 

agst Expedition, 4 to i agst 

Boas(er, and 6 to i agst Wrang-/ 


Subscription Plate of joL for 
three vr old colts, Sst. 4lb. and 
fillies, 8st. R. M. 
Mr. White's /ch. c. Statesman* 

by Rockingham — i 

Mr. Golding's b. c. by Pegasus, 

out of Smallbones % 

Mr. Adams's b. f. Cuckoo, by 

Woodpecker — 3 

Mr. Jones's ch. c. by Volun- 
teer _ . 4 
Mr. Watson's br. f. Tuneful, 

by Trumpator, bolted near 

the Ending Post. 
5 to 4 on Tuneful, J to 2 agst 

Mr. Golding's c. and 5 to i 

agst Cuckoo. 

SirC. Bunbury's bl.c. Sorcerer, 
by Trumpator, 4 yrs old, Sst. 51b. 
beat Mr. Howard's b. h. Specula- 
tor, 5 yrs old, Sst. 71b. Ab. M. 
I jogs, b. ft.— 5 to 4 on Specula- 





Ld S«€]^ville's br. c Enp^d^* 

<Jon, by Sir Peter Teazle, y^u 

I lib. rccd. ft. from Mr. Tharp's 

b. c. Chippenham, 8st. 41b. A- 

cross the Fiaty loogs, h. ft. 

On Friday Mr. Whalcy'$ ch. c. 
His Lordship, by Spear. 7st. 91b. 
^eat Mr. Ladbrpke*s b. c. Humbug, 
8st. Across the Flat, iopg«, h. ft. 
J to 4, and 2 to i on his Lordship. 

Fifty Pounds, fqr three yr oldq, 
6st. 2lb. four yr olds, 8st. five yr 
oldS| 8sr. 7lh. six yr olds and aged, 
8st. i2lb. Two Middle Miles of 

B. C. With this condition, that 
the vi'inner was to be sold for 
lOOgs, if demanded^ &:c« 

D. of Qqeensberry's b. h. H^^rt 
, of Oak, by Meteor, 5 yrs old i 
Mr. Girdler's b, h, Capricorn, 

5 yrs old - - 2 

Sir F. Poole's b. m. by Dragpoo, 

5 yrs old •? - 3 

Mr. Heathcpte'sch.c. Pompey, 

by Pegasus, 3 yrs old 4 

Mr* CoBcatinon's b. f. Caprice, 

by Anvil, 3 yrs old ^ j 

7 to 4 agst Heart of Oak, 2 to 1 

agst Capricorn, and 7 to 2 agst 

Sir F. Poole's m^rc. 

The Jockey -Club Plate pf jogs, 
for four yr olds, yst. sib. five yr 
ol^s, 8st. 3lb. iix yr olds, 8st. Qlb. 
and aged, 8s^. iilb. B. C« 
Ld Sackville's b. c . Expe^^- 

tion, by Sir Pe^er Teazle, 4 

ycs.old - - I 

Sir F. Evelyn's b. h. by Aspa- 
ragus, 5 yrs - 2 
Mr- Howorth's br. h. Vole, j 

yrs old - - 3 

D. of GraftonV b. L Hornby 

Lass, 4 yrs ^4 

Sir F. Standish's br. m. Parisot, 

aged - - " S 

3 to I on £xpe6lation, and 5 to i 
' agst Hornby Lass. 

On Saturday Sir T. Gascoignc's 
b. h Timothy, by Delpini, 8st. beat 
Mr Heathcote's b. h. Warter, 8sr. 
clb.-^from the Starting-post of B. 

C. to the end of R. M.^oogs^h, ft. 

4 to I on Warter. 

, Mr. Cookson's b. h. Sir Harry, 
by Sir Peter Teazle, 8st. 31b. and 
a half, and Mr. Baldock's b. h. 
Telegraph, by Sir Peter Teazle, 
7st. jolb. and a half. Across the 
Flat,30Qgs, h. ft.-<^ran a dead heat. 
6 to 4 on Sir Harry. 
Mr, R, Heathcote's ch.f. Geop^ 
giana, by John Bull/ beat Mr. Pan- 
ton's br. c. by Buzzard, out of Jet, 
Sst. each. Two yr old Course, 


6 and 7 to 4 On Georgiaoa. 

A Subscription Handicap Piate 
of 50I. for four, five, six yr old, 
and ag^d horses, CI. C. 
Ld Sackville'a b. h. Laborie, by 

Dclpini,. 5 yrs old, 7st. i2lb. i 
Mr. Lake'e b. c. Fogram, 4 yrs 

old, 6sc. 61b. - 2 

Ld Clermont's b. c. Carlo, 4 

yrs old, 6$t. i2lb. * 5 

Mr..Hallet's br. f. Quiz, 4 yrs 

old, 7st. 2ib. - 4 

Mr. Girdlcr's b. f. by Alexan- 
der, 4 yrs old, 7st. J 
2 to I on Laborie. 

Mr. Concannon's b. f. Caprice, 
by. Anvil, 7st. reed, from Mr. 
Howorth's Pet, 8st. 2lb. Ab. M. 
20gs. Tht winner was to be sold 

Mr. Martin's gr. g. Contrad, by 

Bourdeaux, recd.^ ft. from Mr. 

Brissett's b. g. Peat, (to be rode by 

the owners) equal weights, H. C. 


Mr. R. Hcatheote's Scbedoni, ; 
yrs old, 8st. 31b. agst Sir F. Stan- 
dish's Parisot, aged, 7st. lolb. B. 
C. 2oogs, h. ft. — Sir F. Standish 
paid 6og8. to be off this Match 
and that between Schedoni and 
Archduke, in the First Spriog 


11 -.11 __ ■ -^~ 


ON Monday, the 12th of May, 
Mr. Fletcher's Rosalind, by 
Volunteer, 8st. beat Mr. Oswald's 
Pantagruel, Sst. 7lb. — two miles, 





ON Wednesday, May the 14th, 
a Sweepstakes of logs each, 
for two yr old colts, 7st. 31b. and 
fillies, 7st* three <^ua,rters of a 
mile. (S Subscribers.) 
Mr, Dodsworth's ch. f, by Buz- 
zard, dam by Young Marske i 
Mr. W. Carter's br. c. by Abba 

Thullc, dam by Slope 2 

Sir J. Lawson's ch. c, by Tram- 
pa toi:, dam by Drone 3 
Sweepstakes of lOgs each, for 
three yr old colts, 8st. 2lb. and 
fillies, 8st. — two miles, (7 Sub- 

tdr* Milbank's br, c. Takama- 
haka, by Pipator, dam by 
Young Marske — i 

Capt. Liddcrdalc*s br. c. John 

O'Groat — 2 

. Sir H. Williamson's' br. f. by 
Sir Peter, dam by Rocking- 
ham — 3 
Ld Bclhaven's br. c. by Star, 

dam by Condufior 4 

Mr. Alderson's b. f. Vanguard, by 

. Walnut, and Mr. Peirse's b. f. 

by Drone, also started, but were 

. 'not placed. 

On Thurbday the 15th, a Sub- 
scription Plate of 50I. for horses 
ihat never won above jogs at one 
♦time; three yr olds, 6st. 31b. four . 
yr.olds, 8st. five yrolds, 8st. lolb. 
six yrolds and aged, QSt. Maiden 
horses, &c. allowed 3lb. — three- 
mile heats. 

Sir H. Williamson's b. h. 
Honeycomb, by DrOne, 
5 yrs old — 11 

Mr. Fowler's b. c. by Win- 

dlestone, 4 yrs old 3 2 

Mr. G. Cromptoo's b. m. 
Stella, 5 yrs old 23 

- Ml II .. .. .!» .I M I t ■ I I I ■ I ■ ^ ■« 


ON Thursday, May the 22d, a 
Sweepstakes of 20gs each, 
two miles, (4 Subscribers?) 
, Vol. XVI. No. 93. 

Mr. Baker's br. c. Bryan, 
O'Lynn, by Aston, 4 yrs old, 

8st. 51b. I ' 

Ld FitzwilHam'^ ch. h. Won- 
der, 6 yrs old, 951. 41b. a 
. 3 to I on Bryan 0*Lynn. 
Mr. Baker's b. h. Jonah, by^ 
Escape, beat Mr. Wentworth't 
ch. h. Tartar, 8?t. 71b. each, four 
miles, 3 cogs, h. ft. • 

5 to 2 on Jonah. < 
Mr. Robinson's b, c. Ambo, by 
Overton, 7st. lolb. beat Mr. 
Field's b. c. Washington, by Con- 
stitution, 78t. 8Ib. two miles, for 
I cogs, h. ft. — 7 to 4 on Ambo. 

Mr. Sit well's ch. f. Hyalc, by 
Phceoomenon, out of Rally, beat 
Sir H. Williamson *s f. by Ruler,, 
out of Tree-creeper, 8st. each, 
two miles, loogs, h. ft. — 2 to i 
on Myale. 

Sweepstakes of 20g3 each, 8sl. 
— two miles. 

Mr. Gascoignc's Flutter, by Del-: 
pini, reed, from Ld, ErroU's 
Frisky, and Sir C. Turner's 

.On Friday the 23d, the Stan^ 
Plate, free for all horses, &c. four 
yr olds to carry 7st. 91b. five yr 
olds, 8st. 41b. six yr olds, 8st. 
lolb. and aged,' 8st. zalb. Four 
yr old fillies allowed 41b. — onC' 
4-mile heat. ■ 

Mr. Garforth's b. h. by Spa- 
dille, out of Faith, 5 yrs old i 

Mr. Baker's br. h. Jonah, 5 yrs 
old — — .2 

High odds on Jonah, 

'Sweepstakes of 20gs each, for. 
three yr olds ; coirs, 8st. and fiU 
lies, 7st. i2lb. — last mile and half. 
(8 Subscribers.) 
Ld Darlington's b. c. Agonistes, 

by Sir Peter, but of Wren i 
Mr. Sitwell's chw f. Hyale a 

Mr. G. Crompton'sch. c. Nos- 

pice, by Coriander • 3 

Ld Fitzwilliam's b. f. Lapwing, ^ 

by Overton, out of Pewct 4 
c ' Mn 


, I 




a, 2 

fi 5 dr 

Mr. Wtiitworth's c. brother to 
Monmouth -^ 5 

Mr. Baker's b. c. Jack's Alive, 
by Wainut — 6 

Sir W. Milncr's b. f by Dub- 
skelper, dam by Woodpecker 7 

7 lo 4agSt riyale, and a to i agst 

Oft Saturday the 24ih, jol. for 
all ages; three yr oId«, ^^t, ^Ib. 
four yr olds, 7«t. gib*, fi^ yr olds, 
8«r. 4Fb. six yr olds, and ag,4fd, 
Sst. 71b • Maiden horses, &c. al» 
longed 4lb, — Winner of a Sweep- 
sukes this y«ar, to carry jlb. ex- 
tra .*«**& . it>i ie h ea ts. 
Mr. Harrison's b. h. by 

Ttumpator, aged 4 * ' 
Mr. -Garforth's th. c. by 

Coriamier^ out of Ro* • 

saiind, 3 yrs old 
' Mr. Hutchinson's b. g. 

Queeivsl^rry,by King 

Fergus, 6 yrs old , 
Sir R. Winn's br. c. by 

Clown,' out of Dtt- 

chess, 3yi^oId 5 4 dr 

Mr. Garforth's colt the favourite. 


ON Thursday, Mfty the azd, 
50I. for all ages; three yr 
oids^ 6st, lolb. four yr olds, 8st. 
61b. five yr olds, 9st. 2lb. six yi- 
elds and aged» 9st. 71b.'— 2*mile 

Hi5 Royal Highness the 

Prince -ef Wales's br. 

h. Plou^ttor^ by 

Trunipator, aged a i i 
Mt» (Sosden's bl. h- Mid- 

i^kht, aged 133 

Mr, Whaley's Post- 

boV) five yrs old 332 

Mr. Smith's b.g. Gold- 
finch, 5 yrs old 4 4 dr 
Lady Salisbury's -To- 

bina, '4 yrs old 
Mr.- Bow€S*s Peg*top, 

5 yrs old — 





Su'eepstakei of logi each, for 
horses, &c. that never started, paid 
or received forfeit, before the 
first of March, 1800, carrying 
i2sf. Mares and geldings allowed 
.34b. rode by Gentle meii.—z^iiiile 
heats. (i0 Sirbscrrbers.) 
Mr. Dekn6's bl. fa. Gay. 
ta«s, by Gay, dam by ' 
Pyrrtius, ag^ 1 t 

Mr. Lovesy'sb. h, fey For- 
nimio, dam by Lexicon, 
6 yrs old _ j ^ 

Mr. Sharpc Colviii's b. g. by 

Hfghftyer ^-^ 4 3 

Mr. R. Heathcote's br. g. 

brother to f^arry Rowe a 4 
His Royal Highiress the 
Prince of Wales's ch. b. 
Spider, by Dragon 3 dr 

Mr. G. Bowes's g. Devil's 

Tattoo — 6 dr 

Mr. Whaley*s ch. m. by Vo- 
boteef, dam by Ever- 
green, 6 yn old 7 dr 
Ld Melbourne'^ ch. b. by 

Fidget — g dr 

On Friday, the Brocket Stakes 
of logs eachj for four yr olds, 
7st. islb. five yr c4ds, 8st^ loib. 
six yr olds, 9St. ilb. and aged, ^st. 
4lb.^t wo miles. Wirh this con- 
dition, that the winning horse w«t 
to be sold for loogs, if demaadcdi 
&c. {12 Subscribers.) 
Ld Egremoot's b. c. RagiBer, 

by Precipitate, 4 yrs old x 

Mr. Witaley*s b.c. Mouse, 4 yrs •' 
old — a 

Mr. Lflfce's b. e. Togram, 4yrs 

old -^ ^ 

His -Royal Highness the Pricice 

of Wa>es'i PloHgbator, aged 4 
Mr. G. Bowes's b. h. Catch- 
penny, 6 yrs old 5 
Ld Burford's Hop-well, bj 
Drooe, 6yr4^ld 6 

Sweepstaket of logs each, for 
horses, &c. that never were trained, 
or paid or received forfeit, before 
the first of March, 1800, the pro- 
perty C3ff Sabscribersj and rode by^ 
. ' the 



the owDfr^y carrying i3st.— two- 
mile beate. ( ( i Subscribers) 
Mr. G. Bowc's Dcvirs Tat- 

too^ by Fidget i i 

Mr. Dickinson's ch. g. by 

Turk — 32 

Mr. Grimitcad's b. m. aged !^ dis^ 

On Saturday, Mr. Bowes's 
Catchpenny, S^t. 31b. beat Mr. 
CoiviBs's b. g. by Highflyer, 8$t« 
61b. — the last n^ile, for ^Qgs. 

Ld Burford's Weymouth, by 
Pbaramond^ ipse, beat Mr. G. 
fiowes's Peg-top, 9s t. 3lb.-^thc 
last mile and half, 20gs^ 


ON Tuesday, May the 27th, a 
Svveep&takes of 20gs each, 
for 5 yr old coits, 8st. and fillies, 
Tst. i2lb. a mile and half. (5 Sub- 
Mr. G. Crompton's b. f. Anni- 

seed, by Coriander i 

Mr. Artley's gr. f. iistcr to Miss 

Beverley — 2 

Sir T. Gascoignc's b. c.^ by 

Delpiqi, dam by Garrick 3 

On Wednesday, the 28th, the 
Members Plate of ^ol.for horses, 
^c. that never won that value ; 
three yr olds, a feather ; four yr 
olds, 7st, 81b. five yr olds, 8st. 
4lb. six yr olds, 89t. lolb. and 
aged, 8st. i%lb. Mares allowed 
3lt),-^4-inile heats. 

Mr. G. Cromptoa's b. c. 
Lignum Vitae, by Wal- 
nut, out of Miss Judy, 
3 yrs old -r^ i I 

Mr. Hutchinson's b. h. by 
Walnut, five yrs old a a 

Sir R. Winn's br. c. Bilham, 
3 yrs old -"^ 4 3 

Mr. Bamlctt's b. ,c. by Co- 
riander, 4 yrs old 3 4 
On Thursday th^ agth, 5«1. 

far three olds, that never won 

t^at value in Plate or Match; 

colts, 8st. 2lb. fillies, 8st,>^xvlro^- 

ffiile heats. 

Mr. G. Cromptor^'s 

ch. ^. Nospice* 

by Coriander ^411 
Mr. Hutcbin4U>n'& b. 

c. by Walnut 6. | ^ a 
Mr. Artley's gr. f. 

byDelpini » 7 S * 

Mr. Fenton's b. f. 5 35 
Mr. Cartwright's b. 

c^ Commodpr^ 3 3» 1^ 
Sir R. Winn's b. t 

by Lurcher 764. 

Mr* Stephenson^ b. 
f. Princess 4 $ dr 

On Friday the 30lh, 50I, (oj: all 

ages; 2«a^ilc beats. 

Mr, G. Cfotppton's Lig- 
nuin Vita^, 3 yrs old, a 
feather • — 11 

Mr. Harrison's b. h. by 
Trumpator, aged} 9st. 51b 2, dr 

*** During the Races, a Mai a 
pf Stags was fought between the 
gentlemen of the East Riding 
(Sunley, feeder) and the gentled 
men of Holderncss (Thompson^ 
feeder) consisting of 24 Battles, 
for lOgs each, and 200 the Main, 
which was won by the latter two 
a-head. The Byes, consisting of 
twelve battles for 5gs each, were 




[Mares and geldings allowed 3lb. 
in all the Plates.] 

ON Wednesday, May the 28tb, 
50I. for four yr oljds, 7st. 81b. 
dve yr plds, 8st. 7lb. si« yr olds, 
8st. 131b. and *ged, 9^1,' 2lb,— 
3-mile heats. 

Mr. Heming's ch. c. Fu- 

gelmao, by Soldier, 4 

yrs old — 311 

Mr. Du rand's b. h. 

Johnny, 6 yrs old x a a 
Sir F. Standish's br. m. 

Parisot, aged 4 3 dr 

Ld Egrcmont's . b. h. 

Gohanna, aged ^ dr 

c a £vea 



Even betting on Johiiny, and 3 to 
t agsc Gohanna ; after the first 
heat, 2 to z on Johnny ; anci 
after the second heat, 2 to i on 

Mr. Lad brokers Hnmbiig, by 
precipitate, 8st. jlh. beat Mr. Du 
rand's Ramschoondra, 8st. the last 
mile and half, 50gs, h. ft. 

6 and 7 to 4 on Ramschoondra. 
Mr.Dashwood's b.f.Lady Skir- 
mish, by Pegasus, 3 yrs old, a fea.- 
thcr, beat Mr. Wbaley's Expedi- 
tion, 5 yrs old, 8st. ylb. two miles 
50gs. — 6 to 4 on Lady Skirmisli. 
, On Thursday, the second and 
last year of a renewal of the Der- 
by Stakes of 5ogs each, h. ft. for 
three yr old colts, 8st. 31b. and 
fillies, 8st. --the last mile and half. 
(53 Subscribers.) 

N. B. The owner of the second 
horse received loogs out of the 

Mr. Wilson's b. c. Champion 
' by PotSo's, put of Hunca- 

munca - i 

Ld Egremont'8 ch. c. by Preci- 
pitate, out of Tag - 2 
Ld Egrcmont's ch. c. by Wood- 
pecker, out of Platina 3 
^ Ld Grosvenor's b. c. by. John 
Bull, out of Nimble 4 
Ld Donegall*s br. c. by John 

Bull, out of Trifle 5 

Sir H. T. Vane's br. c. by Co- 
riander, out of Honest John's 
dam; D. of Grafton's b. c. 
Chuckle, by Grouse ; Mr. Wat- 
son's b. c. Triumvir, by Volun- 
teer ; Mr. White's ch. c. States- 
man, by Rockingham ; Mr. Pa- 
nuwell's ch. c. by Rockingham, 
dam to Sweetwilliam ; Mr. Hom- 
ing's ch. c. Sir Sidney, by Pe- 
gasus, out of Mendoza's dam ; 
Mr. Ladbroke's ch. c. Lazarus, 
by Precipitate, out of Everlast- 
ing; and Mr. Wilson's b. c. 
Surprize, by Buzzard, also start- 
ed, but were not placed by the 


7 C04 agst Champion, 4 to i agst the 
Tag colt, 5 and 6 to i agst La- 
zarus, 10 to £ agst Sir H. Vane's 
colt, and high odds agst the rest. 
Fifty Pounds, for horses, &c. 
that had not won more than one 
50I. Plate since the first of March, 
1799 ; four yr olds, 7st. 41b. five 
yr olds, 8st. 61b. six yr olda, pst. 
and aged, 9st. 31b— 4-mile heats. 
Mr. Whalcy's b. c. Vivaldi, 

by Woodpecker, 4 yrs old i z 
Sir F. Standish's br. m. Pa«> 

risot, aged . - 3 2 

Mr.T. W. Coventry's b.c* 

Voltaire, 4 yrs old * 3 

Mr. CampbcU's b. h. Dry - 

fice, 5 yrs old 4 4 

6 to 5 on Vivaldi, and after a heat, 
2 and 3 to I on him. 
Mr. Whalcy's Expedition, by 
Pegasus, 75t. alb. reed. ft. from 
Mr. Durand's Bellissima, 8st. 2lb. 
both 5 yrs old, the mile and half, 
lOogs. b. ft. 

On Friday, the second and last 
year of a renewal of the Oaks 
Stakes of 50gs each for three yr 
old fillies, carrying 8st. — the last 
mile and half. (24 Subscribers.) 
Ld Egremont*s ch. f. by Wood- 
pecker, out of Bobtail 1 
Mr. Hallett's bl. f. Wowski, by 

Mentor* out of Waxy's dam a. 
Mr.^ Bott's b. f. sister to Tot- 

teridge - 3 

Sir C. Bunbury's b. f. Clarissa 4 
Ld Grosvenor's ch. f. by John 

Bull, out of Stargazer ^ 

Sir F. Poole's br. f. by Mentor, 
. out of Jemima 6 

Mr. Howorch's b. f. Tarantula, 

sister to Speculator 7 

Mr. R. Heathcote's b. f. Hele- 

na, by Coriander S 

9 to 4 agst the Bobtail filly, and 
even betting she or Wowski 

Mr. Whalcy's Tea-Boy, agst 
Mr. Pannwell'sb. c« by Rocking- 
ham, 8st. each, two miles, 50gs. 
This Match was omitted in the ii>t, 



i^nd no account sent us of the de- 


Fifty Founds for three and four 

yrolds; — 2- mile heats. 

Mr. T. W. Coventry's ch. 
c. Statesman, by Rock- 
iQgham, 3 yrs old, 75t. 
I lib. - II 

Mr. Heming's ch. c. Sir Sid- 
ney, 3 yrs old, 7st. 71b. d a 

7 to 4 on Statesman'. 
On Saturday Mr. Whaley's ch. 

c; His Lordship, by Spear, 8st, 

beat Mr. Ladbrcke's Humbug, 8&t. 

71b. the mile and half, 50gs. 
, The Hunter's Sweepstakes of 

5gs each. (7 Subscribers) was 

won by 

Mr. Turner's b. c. Risk, 4 yrs old 
Mr, Ladbroke's Lazarus, by 

Precipitate, reed. ft. from Mr. 

Durand's b. c. by Chauntpr, out 

of Coiner's dam, 8st. each, the 

last mile> ^ogs. h. ft. 


ON Tuesday, the 3d of June, 
his Majesty's Plate of loogs, 
for four, five, six y r olds, and aged^ 
—4-mile heats. 
H. R. H. the P. of Wales's 
br. h. Knowsley, by Sir 
• Peter, 5 yrs old i i 

Ld Donegall's b. h. by 
Potfio's, out of Trifle, '5 
yrs old - 32 

The Plates on Wednesday and 
Thursday were won by Mr. Wha- 
Icy's colts. Mouse and Tea-boy, 
. and that on Friday, by Mr, Hem- 
ing's F.ugelman. 

*^* We are sorry not to give 
th« particulars, but the Clerk of 
the Course having failed to trans- 
mit them, we are obliged to pos- 
pone the insertion . till the next 

I I II I I 11 ^mmmi0mt HM ■! . i ■ ' ■ 


ON Wednesday the 4th of 
June, a Plate of 50I. for three 
yr old colls, 6st. 71b. fillieS| 6st. 



3 3 


51b. four yr old colts, Sst. jlb. fil- 
lies, 88t,-^2 mile heats. 
Mr. Lord's b. c. Dick An- 
drews, by Joe Andrews, 
3 yrs old 
Mr. Bettison's br.c. 3 yrs 
Mn.Milbank's Tak^mahaka^ 

3 yrs old - 

Mr. Lucock's ch. f. '3 yrs, 
old - 2 dr 

On Thursday tfie 5th, a Maidm 
Plate of 50I. for four yr olds, 751, 
81b. five yrolds, Sst 6lb, six'yc 
olds, and aged, Sst. 131b. — 4-iiitle 

Mr. fiettison's ch. b. by E- 
ra5mus,4 yrsold i i 

Mr. Athon's b. m. by Pega- 
sus, 5 yrs old 3 % 

Mr. Sitwcl's b- m- Expedi- 
tion - a 3 

On Friday the 6th, lool. for all 
ages ; three yrolds, a feather; four 
yr olds, 7st. 71b. five yr olds, Sst. 
7lb. six yrolds, and aged, 9St. ilb, 
— 4«mile heats. 

Mr. Lord's b c. Dick An- 
drews, 3 yrs ' • IX 
Mr. Lucock's ch. f. 5 yrs 

old - - 2 * 

Sir R.Winn's br.cBilham, 
3 yrs old -^35 

Hunter's Sweepstakes 'of lOgs 
each, i2St.— four miles* (8 Sub- 
Mr. Rushton's gr. g. by Win- 

dlestone, 6 yrs old i 

Mr. J. Bailey's b. h. by Sir Pe- 
ter — » 
Mr. Button's b. h. Herod, by 
Drone, aged — S 

*♦* During the Races, a Maia 
of Cocks was fought between Sir 
Watts Horton, Bart. (Lister, 
feeder) and Windsor Hunloke, 
Esq. (Walters, feeder) for logs a 
Battle, and aoo the Main, which 
was won by the former 17 to 14. 
—Of the Byes. Sir Watts won a, 
and Mr. Hunloke 5* 





ON Tuesday, Juoe the I7tb, 
His Majesty's Plate of loogs 
by Hunters which have regularly 
Bunted with his Majesty's Stag- 
hounds; four yr olds carrying 
list. 2lb. five yrolds^ iist. ^Ib, 
•ixyrolds, iist. i2lb. and aged, 
i^st. Marcs allowed 41b.— 4- 
nile heats , 
Mr; Bacon's b« h, Lark| 

by Highflyer, aged 511 
Mr. Smith's br. g. Gold- 

fiuch, 5 yrs old 152 

Lord Donegali's b. g. 

Wickham, aged ^ 3 3 

Mr.Bat^on'ff b.'g. Shuf- 
fle )>oard, by Escape,' 
6 yrs old — z z dr 
Gen. Gwynfi's br. na. 

MissPranks, 6yrs old 3 4 dr 
Mr. Bryant's br. h. 5 
yrs old — 4 dr 

The first year of a Sweepstakes 
of logseach, to which was added 
^Sgs out of the Racing Fund, for 
^ three yr old colts, 8st. 71b. fillies, 
8sf. 2lb. the New Mile. (20 Sub- 

Ld Egremont's ch,. c. by Preci- 
pitate, out of Tag i 

, Ld Donegalls br. c. by John 
Bull, out of Trifle - 2 

Ld Grosvcfior's b. c. by John 

Bull, out of Nimble 3 

Mr.Whalcy's br. f. Tuneful, by 

Trumpator • -— 4 

His Royal Highness the Prince of 
Wales's ch, c. Little Harrv of 
Hilton, by Skyscraper ; Mr. 
Dawson's Jack-a-Untern ; Mr. 
Hallett's Wovvski; and Mr, 
Fletcher's ch. f. Aliegranti, by 
Pegasus, ako started, but were 
not placed by the Judge. 
a to I on Ld Egremont's colt. 
The first year of a Sweepstakes 
^ logs each, to which was added 
a^gs out of the Racing Fund, for 
four yr olds, 7st. gjlb. Kvc yr olds, 
fist. 51b. six yi^olds, 8st. i ilb. and 
9^df 9st« Starred at the Half 

Mile Poatf oa the Ncv Coups^ 
and went once routed, abouf two 
' milei and a half. Ma«es ai^awed 
4lb. The wi&ner was t» be sold 
for 3oogs» if dcfloaodcd, &£• 
(22 SubscrU>ers.) ^ . 

Mr. Lake's b. c, by Sir Peter, 
: out of the Yellow mare, 4 yra 
old ~ ^ 1 

Ld Donegall'scb. c« Fugtlmany 

4 vra old -^ z 

Mr.'Whalcy's b. c Viraldi^ 

4 fH old -^ 3 

His Royal Highness the Duke of 
York's br. c. by Sir Peter, 
out of Storace, 4 yrs old 4 
Mr. Ladbroke's Humbug, 4 yrs 

old — — J 

Hts Royal Highness the Prince of 
Waks's h. h. Specuktor, 5 yr« 
old; Mr. Delme bl. m. G*y- 
lass, aged ; Mr. Heouag'a Ca^ 
d^tf 5 yrs old ; and Mr. Du'* 
rand's Ramsdiaondra^ 4 jra 
old ; also started ^ but were not 
placed by the Judge. 

High odds agst the wiqner. 
Mr. Dash wood's Play or Pay, 
by Ulysses, S&t. 3lb. beat Mr. 
Whalcy's Post-boy, 8it. twice * 
round the Courag, loogs,, b. hm 
3 to X on Play or Pay. 
. Mr. Harris's cb. f* Aliegraj»t?, 
by Pegasus, dst. 41b. recd« ft. from, 
Colonel Whaley's Honeysuckle, 
by Meteor, 8st. 71b. a mile and a 
half, loogs, b., ft. 

(To be continuxd.) 



ON Tufcday, the 1st of July, 
will be run for, oh Hough too 
Down, (by special permission of 
Mrs. Bernard) a Plate of 50I. given 
by the Members for the Borough, 
by horses, &c. that never won a 
Plate of tbatvalttc; three yrolds, 
6st. four yr old«, Sst. fivcyr olds, 
8^t. I ilb., six yr old«| 9st. jib. and. 




Mfd|^«t» ^tb. Mares ;aodgeMi up 
dulowed filb.-^ 4-mile heats, fin- 
trance 3gs, or double at the Post. 

Sweepstakes 4if logs each, for 
hunters, that never started, paid or 
r«€«H^^d torf^ir^ previ<H»s to tlvc 
first of March, 180O5 carrying 
zasr«-^«>ne 4* mile heat. 
Ld Donegali's b. g. by Highilyer, 
. Jag^d, bough f of 5arjt)h« Lade 
Mr.rickering's ch. mw by Sir Pcp- 
, per, bought of Mr. Hcathcotc 
Jdrt Mtirtimer's b. g, by Drone^ 

bought of Mr« Nottage, 5 yrs 

Mr. Staclc{>oole's ch. g. Copper, 
. by Fiorizel, out of Miss Dun-* 

^f. Whalcy's b. g. aged, bought 

of Ld Camclford. , 

^r. Robii}£OD h a Subscriber, but 

did not name. 

<)<i Wednesday the ssd, a Plate 
of 50K by Subscription^ for three 
yr oldfij carrying 7st, jlb. and four 
yr olds. 8st. i2lb. The winner of 
one Plate orSweepstaltes in 1800, 
carrying ^^Ib extra. — Xhe beSt of 
three a-mile heats. Mares and 
geldings to be allowed alb. Bn- 
traiKe, igs, or doubte at the Post. 

' Sweepstakes of 2 5 gs each, for 
'4 2II ages; three yr olds, 7st. alb* 
four yr olds, 8sl. ^Ib. five yr ofds, 
Qst. six yr olds, QSt. lolb. and aged^ 
lost. Mares and geldings allowed 
31b. — one 2-mile heat. 

Ld Donegall*s b. h, by Potfio's, 
out of Trifle, 5 yrs old 

Mr. Stackpoole's ch. m. Maid of 
all Work, by Mercury, aged 

Mr. Prckering's br. f. Oblivion, 
by Escape, out of Lcfhe, 3 yrs 
old ^ 

Mr. Harris's Allegratiti, 3 yrs old 

Mr. Whaley's <b. c. His Lordship 
(iatc Dart) 4 yrs old 
N. B. The Stakes for both the 

tbove Sweepstakes, were deposited 

Ifl the ha^xls ot Mr. Weatherby, 

at the time of naming. 

Na less thair threiB reputed ruiir 
ning horses to start for either of 
the above Plates; ^ if .only one 
horse, &c. is entered, the owner 
shall receive lOgs; or if two, ijgt 
between them, unless permitted to 
'run by the Steward. 

None but Subscribers of 6nf 
|[Oii»ea, to ere6t booths^ &c. oa 
the Down. 

The winner of each Piate, ^e; 
is expe6ted to pay one guinea td 
the Clerk of the C<^urse, for ^ 
weights, ropes, &c. 

Disputes {if any) to be deter«- 
mined by the Steward, or by sucit